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What does Hermes mean?

Hermes Pronunciation of Hermes [her-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.

Associated with: greek, messenger (prophet), mythology, romans.


Hermes has 4 variants: Ermes, Hermilo, Hermite and Hermus.

Related boy name: Mercury.

2 feminine forms: Hermia and Hermione.

Creative forms:
(male) Harmes, ..

(female) Herher, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hermes River (H.R.), ..

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)

Hermes has not made it into the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ares, Arles, Aymes, Burges, Byrnes, Cortes, Denies, Dennes, Eames, Fares, Geddes, Haamed, Harben, Hardey, Harlen, Harley, Harm, Harman, Harmen, Harrel, Harte, Harve, Harvey, Hawes, Hayes, Heike, Heine, Helge, Helier, Helje (see Helgi), Heller, Helmut, Hem, Herb, Herlad, Herman, Hermann, Hermie, Hermon, Hern, Hernan, Herne, Hernlee (see Hernley), Hernley, Hernly, Heroot (see Cherut), Herrik (see Herrick), Hersch, Hersh, Hershel, Herut (see Cherut), Herve, Hervey, Herzel, Herzl, Hewie, Hobbes, Hodges, Holmes, Homer, Horten, Huges, Hughes, Hugues, Hulme, Hymen, Jaymes, Kees, Keyes, Lewes, Narses, Parkes, Purves, Semmes and Xerxes. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hermes.

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