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Gender: M Meaning of Herman: "soldier, warrior" Origin of Herman: German

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.

Famous People Named Herman

Herman Melville, American novelist
Herman Hollerith, American inventor
Herman Eugene Talmadge, Sr., American senator and governor of Georgia
Saint Herman of Alaska, Russian Orthodox missionary
Herman 'Ze German' Rarebell, drummer for German band Scorpions
Herman I, Duke of Swabia
Herman, Margrave of Brandenburg-Salzwedel
Herman I, Margrave of Meissen
Herman Heine Goldstine, American computer scientist
Herman Klein, English music critic and author
Herman Kountze, American banking pioneer

Pop Culture References for the name Herman

Herman Crab, character from video game 'Ace Attorney'
Herman and Katnip, animated cat and mouse duo
Herman's Hermits, English band
Herman Munster, character from the TV series "The Munsters"
"Herman," comic strip by Jim Unger
"Herman's Head," '90s sitcom
Baby Herman, character in movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
Herman Wells, character from movie "Kinsey"
Pee-wee Herman, character played by American actor Paul Reubens
Herman Hermann, character on TV's "The Simpsons," owner of Herman's Military Antiques
Herman, main character in Tchaikovsky's opera "The Queen of Spades"

Hermin, Herm, Hermie

Herman's International Variations

Harman, Hermann, Harmon (German) Hermá, Herminio, Arminio, Armindo, Hermano, Hermino, Armando (Spanish) Ermanno, Armino (Italian) Heremon, Hermon (Irish) Armand (French) Armen, Arman (Russian) Ermanos (Basque)