What does Hermes mean?
Hermes /her-mes/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Related boy name: Mercury.more]
How popular is Hermes?
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)