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

The name Hermes is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "the messenger god". Hermes and is often added to lists like Mythological Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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.

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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
Hermes, mentioned in Paul's epistle to the Romans (16:14)

Pop Culture References for the name Hermes

Hermes, Greek god of travel, thievery, medicine.
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"
Hermes, greek god, and character in Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson" book series and movies.

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