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Herman 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 name Armani.
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Popularity of Herman
Herman is a very popular first name for males (#183 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#727 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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