Greek, feminine version of Hermes, "messenger, earthly"
"messenger, earthly"

Hermione Origin and Meaning

The name Hermione is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "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.

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Famous People Named Hermione

  • Hermione Youlanda Ruby ClintonBaddeley, English actress
  • Hermione NorrisEnglish actress
  • Hermione Ferdinanda GingoldEnglish actress
  • Hermione LeeEnglish academic
  • Hermione CockburnEnglish TV and radio presenter
  • Hermione Lazulie Elizabeth WayEnglish TV journalist and entrepreneur
  • Hannah Hermione Greenwoodvocalist of English band "Creeper"

Hermione in Pop Culture

  • Hermione Jean Grangercharacter in the Harry Potter series
  • Hermione Lodgemother of Veronica in Archie comics and TV's Riverdale
  • Hermionedaughter of Helen and Menelaus in Greek mythology
  • Hermionequeen in Shakespeare's "A Winter's Tale"
  • Hermione Wintersmain character in "Exit, Pursued by a Bear"
  • Lady Hermioneexposer 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 UrsulaGeorgie Pilson's sisters in "Queen Lucia" by E. F. Benson
  • Hermione Roddicecharacter in D. H. Lawrence's "Women in Love"
  • Hermione "Her" Gartcentral character in H.D.'s "HERmione"
  • Hermionecharacter in Eva Ibbotson's "Journey to the River Sea"