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Hermann

What does Hermann mean?

Hermann Pronunciation of Hermann [her-mann] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the name Hermann means "soldier". Hermann is a German form of Herman (Old German).

Associated with: soldier (warrior).

Variations

Hermann has 4 variants: Harman, Harmen, Harmon and Hermon.

5 more related forms via Herman: Armand, Ermanno, Ermano, Hermie and Herminio.

Creative forms:
(male) Denmann, Hymann, ..

(female) Herdan, Herhan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hermann Jonael (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hermann?

Hermann is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#3937 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hermann was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #1084 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hermann name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hermann outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Hermann are Armand, Harman, Harmon, Herman (#1710 from current records), Herminio and Hermon. These forms of Hermann reached the peak of their popularity a century ago (average #1061) and are now much less conventional, with versions like Harmon becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hermann, Armand, Harman, Harmon, Herman in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Herminio, Hermon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Herman outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hermann is alike in pronunciation to Harmann and Harmonn. Other suggested similar names are Altermann, Altmann, Beamann (see Beaman), Berwynn (see Berwyn), Brann, Derwynn, Eamann (see Eamon), Eltermann, Eumann, Frann, Fuhrmann, Furmann (see Furman), Garmann, Germain, German, Germane, Germano, Germayn (see Germain), Harkan, Harlan, Harland, Harlenn, Harlynn, Harmony, Hartman, Hartmann, Heanno, Hearn, Hedwinn (see Hadwin), Hedwynn (see Heddwyn), Heiman, Heimann, Heman, Herin, Herlad, Hermes, Hermilo, Hermite, Hermus, Hern, Hernan, Hernando, Herndon, Herne, Hoffmann, Hofman, Hofmann, Holman, Hyman, Jarmann (see Jarman), Jermain, Jerman, Jermane, Kerwinn, Lehmann, Merlinn (see Merlin), Merlynn, Mervynn (see Mervin), Merwinn (see Mervin), Neumann, Newmann, Rodmann, Schermann, Seann, Shermann (see Sherman), Tilmann and Trumann (see Truman). These names tend to be more commonly used than Hermann.

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