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Hermes 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.
Hermes has 4 variant forms: Ermes, Hermilo, Hermite and Hermus.
For more information, see also the related name Mercury.
A baby name that sounds like Hermes is Hieremias.
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Popularity of Hermes
Hermes is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8643 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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