What does Hermes mean?
Hermes \he(r)-mes\ as a boys' 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 on this name, see also the related boy name Mercury.
Hermes is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#7726 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Hermes for boys. Hermes has not made it into the list so far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)