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What does Hermine mean?

Hermine Pronunciation of Hermine as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Hermine is "army man". Feminine of Herman. The name may also derive from Ermine or Irmine, from erm or irm meaning "entire, great". It may also be related to Herminia, feminine of the Roman surname Herminius. Use as a French name may be associated with ermine fur (Ermine derives from Latin arminius mus "Armenian mouse"). Also form of Erma. Also form of Hermione.


ASSOCIATED WITH army (warrior), great, roman, surname


VARIANTS Ermine, Erminine

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ERMINE, HERMINIA Ermin, Ermina, Erminne, Hermia, Hermina



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How popular is Hermine?

Hermine is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2228 out of 4276, Top 52%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Hermine reached its peak rank of #872 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not ranked at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Hermine are Erma, Ermina, Ermine, Herman, Hermina and Herminia. These forms of Hermine were at the top of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (AVERAGE #1276), but now, the form Erma has become less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hermine, Erma, Ermina, Ermine, Herman in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Armine, Berdine, Bertine, Carmine, Derine, Derrine, Felmine, Gerdine, Germaine, Germane (see Germaine), Harminder, Harmonee, Harmoney, Harmoni, Harmonie, Harmony, Helaine, Helmina, Hermila, Herminie, Hermona, Hermonah (see Chermona), Jeraine, Jermane (see Germaine), Kerrine, Leraine, Merline, Nerine, Perline, Perrine, Verine and Verline. These names tend to be less frequently used than Hermine.

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