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Hermia is a variant of Hermes.
Namemaven  9/5/2018
Very unpleasant, reminds me of the word hermit.
kayisforkeen  8/30/2018
Hermes is a character from the anime and manga series "The Heroic Legend of Arslan".
Princess_Shireen  11/28/2016
I don't like the name Hermes. Makes me think of Herpes.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2015
The current meaning provided in the entry for Hermes ("cairn, pile of stones") is disputed by most scholars, according to the Wikipedia article below:

Pavlos' now defunct website about Greek personal names (called "Etymologica: Deciphering Hellenic Names") claimed that Hermes is derived from Greek ἕρμα (herma) meaning "support, foundation", which he said is related to ἑρμηνεία (hermeneia) meaning "to interpret, to explain, to translate". The website can still be viewed and consulted at The Wayback Machine. The relevant page is featured below (look for the entry of Hermes):

Another source that supports the derivation from 'herma', is this informative post from the Name Facts message board:

The entry for Hermes at the Nordic Names website supports this also:

The Dutch first names database at the website of the Meertens Institute provides an explanation that is similar to the second part of Pavlos' explanation. Their entry for Hermes states that the name is probably derived from the verb 'herméneuein' meaning "to speak, to explain". See below:

For more information about the Greek words mentioned, see the Greek dictionary at the Perseus Digital Library of Tufts University:

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Lucille  11/29/2014
●Hiermies is Belarusian
●Hermès is French
●Ermís is Modern Greek
●Hermész is Hungarian
●Germes is Russian.
― Anonymous User  5/4/2014
My brother's name is Hermes, and it's really not as weird as it sounds (we live in the US). I think it's really a strong and intellectual name, like the inventor of logic and invention, Hermes Trismegistus. I feel like Hermes can also be associated with the Greek God of messengers, thieves, and mischief. I think the two personalities of the famous bearers are literally exactly like my brother's so it suits him well. Just about anyone will either have a good sense of humor or be extremely intellectual, and by association I think this name can really suit anyone. I like it! It's also classic and modern at the same time. It's a great name.
avengingangelx3  6/17/2013
Pronounced HUR-meez.
avengingangelx3  6/17/2013
Firstly, it is indeed Greek:

Hermes: (doric. Hermeas, Hermeias), for Sermes (Sermeas, Sermeias) [1] that corresponds to sanskrit Sarameyas. She is the Bitch of the Gods, who drives the herds of souls, conducting them to their last dwelling.
Hermes also inherited his tasks of The messenger of the Gods, the God of Commerce (shared with Mercurius, his Roman counterpart), his main duty of guiding travelers, and as the God of Thieves, from the Vedic entities Sarama, Panis and Pusan, which he embodied along with his son Pan [2].

1. Vocabolario Etimologico della Lingua Italiana, Ottorino Pianigiani.
2. The Rigveda: A Historical Analysis, Shrikant G. Talageri, C. 10 App. 3.
Mingan  12/27/2010
I love this name. Mind you, only when it's pronounced ayr-MEZ. That way sounds lovely.
Golden Phoenix  4/8/2009
Hermes is a nice name. And he is my favourite Greek god as well - unique! By the way, in a story I read, namely The Harlequin Tea Set, there is a dog named Hermes who, in fact, served as his master's messenger!
La Reina  12/3/2008
I like this name a lot because Hermes is my favorite Greek God, and I also think that this name is nice enough to work even today. However if anyone is especially concerned about teasing, it does sound something like Herpes. I think however that by the time Herpes becomes common knowledge kids will have gotten over teasing people because of their names.
YMPvt  8/8/2008
I think Hermes looks like a nice name, COOL!

By the way, I also think the pronunciation Hur-MEHS sounds much better! I'd use this name, it's nice and sounds like a nice, friendly and generous person!
― Anonymous User  6/16/2007
Coming to think of this name a lot since I know this man named Hermes. He is a very nice man and so helpful. For us it's pronounced HUR-MUHS (no not like her-MESS though) which is the Spanish pronunciation. The name Hermes may in fact have Biblical origins, (ok it might sound ironic due to it being the name of a Greek god but that's also all part of the game here) and the characteristics of Hermes the messenger have may have been loosely upon from one of Noah's sons (whose names I can't remember now but when I take another look into this I'll be back with some 'clear information' I guess). I just find this name interesting for some reason and even more some of its origins and even more that Hermes may have even been inspired from the Old Testament. Hmm, but in some sources, it says it simply means "messenger." It fits in a way, but I'm still curious.
Loni_maryrose  6/8/2007
Hermes is Percy Weasley's owl in Harry Potter.
xKatiex  11/3/2006
Accurately, Hermes is the Roman God of messages and communication.
audreyhubley  8/29/2006
Hermes is the Greek god of messengers, travelers and thieves, not the Roman one. Hermes Roman counterpart is Mercury.
Cuss10  2/12/2012
Can also be pronounced Hur-MEHZ or Err-Mez.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2006

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