What does Herman mean?
Norman name and English form of Hermann, derived from hari, heri "army", and man "man". It was introduced to England by the Normans. By the Renaissance, it was associated with the first-century German tribal leader Arminius (the source of Armin). Saint Herman (11th century) wrote the famous hymm "Salve Regina". Authors Herman Hesse, Herman Melville.
Affiliated boy name: Armani.more]
How popular is Herman?
Herman is a very prominent first name for men (#183 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#746 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name history of Herman for boys. Herman reached its apex position of #45 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Herman and associated names. Armando (#400 from current records), Armani (#489), Herminio, Hermann, Hermon, Harmon, Armand and Arman are the popular variation forms of Herman rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these relations of Herman was at its apex in the 1920s (median #647) and is somewhat less today (#876, 65% less). Armando has been the recurring favorite, though Armani has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Hermon are now less common.
Thinking of names?
Herman▼ is alike in pronunciation to Harmann and Harmonn. Other suggested similar baby names are Beaman, Beeman, Carman, Delman, Denman, Erman, Fermin, Fernan, Ferran, Furman, Garman, Germain, German▼, Germane, Germano, Germayn, Germin, Gorman, Harkan, Harlan▼, Harmony, Hartman, Heiman, Heimann, Heman, Herin, Herlad, Hermes, Hermus, Hern, Hernan▼, Hernando, Hofman, Holman, Hyman▼, Jarman, Jeran, Jermain, Jerman, Jermane, Jermin, Jermyn, Karman, Kernan, Lehman, Neuman, Newman, Norman▼, Orman, Redman, Seaman, Sherman▼, Tedman, Teman, Teran, Terran and Yeoman. These names tend to be less frequently used than Herman.