Meaning and name origin
Herman \he(r)-man\ as a boy's name is pronounced HER-man. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Herman is "soldier". Norman name and English form of Hermann, derived from "hari, heri" meaning "army", and "man" meaning "man". Saint Herman (11th century) wrote the famous hymm "Salve Regina". Authors Herman Hesse, Herman Melville.
For more information, see also the related boy name Armani.
Herman is a very popular first name for males (#183 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#727 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Herman for boys. Herman reached its highest rank of #45 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Herman and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Armando (#400), Armani (#489), Herminio, Hermon, Hermann, Harmon, Harman, Armand and Herman. (2014 statistics).