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What does Hermione mean?

Hermione Pronunciation of Hermione [hermione] as a girls' name is pronounced her-MY-oh-nee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hermione is "messenger". Mythology: name of the daughter of Helen of Troy and Menelaus. Feminine derivative of Hermes (compare Hermia). Literary: Shakespeare used the name for the patient wife in "A Winter's Tale". Actress Hermione Gingold.

Associated with: greek, messenger (prophet), mythology.


Hermione has 6 variants: Erma, Herma, Hermia, Hermina, Hermine and Herminia.

2 more related forms via Hermia: Hermila and Hermilda.

Creative forms:
(female) Harmione, Hermin, ..

(male) Herminey, Hermios, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hermione Antonia (H.A.), ..

How popular is Hermione?

Hermione is an unusual given name for females. Hermione is an equally unusual last name 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 popular variation forms of Hermione (not ranked). Other variants, like Hermila, are seldom used. These forms of Hermione reached the top of their popularity 105 years ago (average #949), but now, the version Erma has become less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Armine, Berdine, Bertine, Brione, Carmine, Derine, Derrine, Ermine, Erminne (see Ermine), Felmine, Gerdine, Germaine, Germane (see Germaine), Germayne, Harminder, Harmonee, Harmoney, Harmoni, Harmonia, Harmonie, Harmony, Helaine, Helmina, Herminie, Hermona, Hermonach (see Chermona), Hermonah (see Chermona), Hermosa, Irmine, Jeraine, Jermane (see Germaine), Jermayne, Kerrine, Leraine, Merline, Nerine, Perline, Perrine, Verine, Verline and Verone. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hermione.

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