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What does Hermia mean?

Hermia Pronunciation of Hermia [her-mia] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hermia is "messenger". Latinate derivative of Hermes (compare Hermione), the name of the Greek messenger god. Literary: Hermia is a character in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

Associated with: greek, messenger (prophet), literary, night (black), dream.


Hermia has 3 variants: Hermila, Hermilda and Herminia.

Affiliated girl name: Erma.

4 more different relations via Hermione: Erma, Herma, Hermina and Hermine.

Creative forms:
(female) Herime, Hertia, ..

(male) Hermer, Hermo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hermia Amira (H.A.), ..

How popular is Hermia?

Hermia is a rare given name for women. Hermia is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Erma, Herma, Hermina, Hermine and Herminia are the prominent varying forms of Hermia (not ranked). These relations of Hermia were favored a century ago (adoption of 0.12%). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Carmia, Ceria, Cerria, Demia, Femia, Hedia, Hefzia, Helia, Hellia, Helma, Helmina, Hema, Henia, Hepzia (see Hephzibah), Hera, Hermona, Hermosa, Heroica, Hersila (see Ersilia), Herta, Hertha, Hestia, Jeremia, Karmia, Kerria, Mercia, Persia, Tercia, Tersia, Tertia and Thermia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hermia.

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