"soldier, warrior"

Herman Origin and Meaning

The name Herman is a boy's name of German origin meaning "soldier, warrior".

It's hard to believe now that Herman was once, at the turn of the last century, a Top 50 name, remaining in the Top 100 until 1935, and even harder to imagine it making a comeback. But then again, our parents thought the same thing about Max and Jake. Consider the French Armand or Spanish Armando instead. Notable bearers include writers Herman Melville and Hermann Hesse--and then there was TV's Herman Munster.

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Famous People Named Herman

  • Herman MelvilleAmerican novelist
  • Herman HollerithAmerican inventor
  • Herman CainAmerican businessman, author and politician
  • Herman Eugene TalmadgeSr., American senator and governor of Georgia
  • Herman AchilleCount Van Rompuy, former Prime Minister of Belgium
  • Saint Herman of AlaskaRussian Orthodox missionary
  • Herman 'Ze German' Rarebelldrummer for German band Scorpions
  • Herman IDuke of Swabia
  • HermanMargrave of Brandenburg,Salzwedel
  • Herman IMargrave of Meissen
  • Herman Heine GoldstineAmerican computer scientist
  • Herman KleinEnglish music critic and author
  • Herman KountzeAmerican banking pioneer
  • Herman WoukAmerican novelist
  • Herman Jacob MankiewiczAmerican screenwriter
  • Herman MooreAmerican former college and professional football player

Herman in Pop Culture

  • Herman Crabcharacter from video game 'Ace Attorney'
  • Herman Munstercharacter from the TV series "The Munsters"
  • Herman Brooksmain character on TV's "Herman's Head"
  • Baby Hermancharacter in movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
  • Herman Wellscharacter from movie "Kinsey"
  • Herman Hermanncharacter on TV's "The Simpsons," owner of Herman's Military Antiques
  • Hermanmain character in Tchaikovsky's opera "The Queen of Spades"
  • Herman Mellevillemonster in "Doug's 1st Movie"
  • Herman I Vermincharacter created by American cartoonist Marc Hempel
  • Herman Toothrotcharacter in computer game Monkey Island
  • Herman Dietrichcharacter in the Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • "Herman" comic strip by Jim Unger
  • Herman and Katnipanimated cat and mouse duo
  • Herman's HermitsEnglish band
  • Peewee Herman, character played by American actor Paul Reubens
  • Herman Postmailman in the Garfield comic strip/Franchise & on "Garfield and Friends"
  • Herman Vermincharacter in the Garfield comic strip, Herman is a mouse who moved into Garfield's house in 1999. Herman was first named in 1999 even though he made his first appearances on July 29,1998 and July 30,1998. In the comic it is revealed Herman has a wife and kids, and does not like his brother in law. Herman made appearances in 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2006.