Meaning and name origin
Hermes \he(r)-mes\ as a boy's name is pronounced HER-mees. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hermes is "messenger". Mythology: Hermes was a messenger for the gods on Olympus and was himself the god of eloquence. He was called Mercury by the Romans. Choreographer Hermes Pan.
For more information, see also the related boy name Mercury.
Hermes is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8643 out of 88799, Top 10%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hermes for boys (2014 statistics).