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Gender: F Pronunciation: her-MY-o-nee Meaning of Hermione: "messenger, earthly" Origin of Hermione: Greek, feminine version of Hermes, "messenger, earthly"

Hermione's costarring role in Harry Potter has made this previously ignored, once stodgy name suddenly viable. Hermione could really take off once today's children start having kids of their own.

In ancient Greek myth, Hermione is the daughter of Spartan King Menelaus and his wife Helen; in pre-Potter lit,the name appears in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and in Walter Scott's novel The Fortunes of Nigel.

Famous People Named Hermione

Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley, English actress
Hermione Norris, English actress
Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, English actress
Hermione Lee, English academic
Hermione Cockburn, English TV and radio presenter
Hermione Lazulie Elizabeth Way, English TV journalist and entrepreneur

Pop Culture References for the Name Hermione

Hermione, daughter of Helen and Menelaus in Greek mythology
Hermione Jean Granger, character in the Harry Potter series
Hermione, queen in Shakespeare's "A Winter's Tale"
Lady Hermione, exposer of Lord Dalgarno's villainy in "The Fortunes of Nigel" by Sir Walter Scott
Hermione "Hermie" Clavering (nee Brabazon), character in "The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
Hermione and Ursula, Georgie Pilson's sisters in "Queen Lucia" by E. F. Benson
Hermione Roddice, character in D. H. Lawrence's "Women in Love"
Hermione "Her" Gart, central character in H.D.'s HERmione"
Hermione Lodge, mother of Veronica in Archie comics
Hermione, haracter in Eva Ibbotson's "Journey to the River Sea"

Hermia, Hermina, Hermine, Herminia