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Gender: M Meaning of Hermes: "the messenger god" Origin of Hermes: Greek mythology name

These days, more people will relate to Hermes -- pronounced ayr-MEZ -- as an upscale brand name like Chanel and Porsche than as a Greek god. Actress Kelly Rutherford took on the challenge when she bestowed the name on her son. Hermes is the god of travel, writing, athletics, and thievery, among many other things.

Famous People Named Hermes

Hermes Trismegistus, purported Greek founder of hermeticism
Hermes Franca, Brazilian UFC fighter
Hermes Pan, American choreographer for dancer Fred Astaire
Hermes da Fonseca, former president of Brazil
Hermes Binner, former governor of Santa Fe, Argentina

Pop Culture References for the name Hermes

Hermes, main character in "Quicksilver" by Stephanie Spinner
Hermes Conrad, character in the animated series "Futurama"
Hermes, French luxury brand
Hermes (Jesse) Katsopolis, Uncle Jesse's first name on "Full House"

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