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What does Herma mean?

Herma [her-ma] as a name for girls. Herma's root is Greek, and the name Herma means "messenger". Herma is an alternate form of Hermione (Greek) with the suffix -a.

Associated with: greek, messenger (prophet).


Herma has 1 variant: Hermia.

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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Hedma, Herla, ..

(male) Herim, Hermad, ..

How popular is Herma?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Herma for girls. Herma reached its peak rank of #1267 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Herma name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Herma and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Herma listed in the Top 2000 are Herminia, Hermine, Hermina and Erma. Usage of these relations of Herma reached its apex a century ago (usage of 0.1%), but now, the version Erma has fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Herma, Erma, Hermina, Hermine, Herminia in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Carma, Delma, Desma, Dorma, Gemma, Halma, Heda, Hedda, Hedia, Hedya, Heida, Helga, Helia, Helima, Hella, Helma, Helsa, Hema, Hena, Henia, Henka, Hera, Hermila, Hermona, Hermosa, Hero, Herta, Hertha, Hetta, Hilma, Irma, Jemma, Karma, Neema, Neima, Neoma, Norma, Seema, Selma, Telma, Therma, Velma and Zelma. These names tend to be less frequently used than Herma.