What does Herman mean?
Herman [her-man] as a boys' 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 "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.Creative forms:
(male) Herhan, Hernman, ..
(female) Hermani, Hermania, .. Middle name pairings:
Herman Jimmy (H.J.), ..
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 #47 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, and is at #1710 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Herman and associated names. Armando (#413 from current records), Armani (#514), Arman (#1538), Hermann, Herminio, Hermon, Harm, Armand, Armin, Harman and Harmon are the popular variation forms of Herman (#1710 from current records) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Herman was at its apex in the 1900s (median #1379) and is now significantly reduced (#1681, 81.2% less usage). Armando has been the recurring favorite, though Armani has become trendy as well over time, while forms such as Herman are now less common.
Herman▼ is alike in pronunciation to Harmann and Harmonn. Other suggested similar names are Beaman, Beeman, Carman, Delman, Denman, Erman, Fermin, Fernan, Ferran, Furman, Garman, Germain, German, Germane, Germano, Germayn (see Germain), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.