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Meaning and Name Origin

Herma \he(r)-ma\ as a name for girls means "messenger; earthly". Herma is a form of Hermione (Greek): feminine of Hermes. A birth name that is little-used.


Herma has 1 variant: Hermia.

Herma has 4 more alternative forms via Hermione: Erma, Hermina, Hermine and Herminia.


Herma is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3720 out of 4276, Top 87%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Herma and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Herma (#unlisted) are Herminia, Hermine, Hermina and Erma. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during 1900-1909 and is now significantly lower, with the versions Herminia, Hermine and Erma becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Erma, Hermina, Hermine, Herminia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Herma and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Helma, Hera and Herta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Herma.