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

Hermes Origin and Meaning

The name Hermes is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "the messenger god".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Hermes

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MariposaButterflyaway Says:


Maybe they pronounce herpes as AIR-pez.

NaomiNY Says:


Hermes is Arslan's cousin in the anime "Arslan Senki". He's also known as Lord Silver Mask, because he wears a silver face mask.

Chloe14 Says:


It's not a really bad name, it's actually okay! However, when I hear this name or see it I think of Uncle Jesse's real name on Full House. I do love that show, though.

Zelliew Says:


I'd leave it to Mythology

headintheclouds Says:


My fashion-obsessed cousin has once said she wanted a mini-poodle; she'd name it Hermes and carry him around in a Hermes Kelly bag xD So that's what I think about in relation to the name Hermes. I think of it as a fancy, pretentious, expensive fashion name in general.

strawberrydino Says:


All I hear is Futurama :s

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Oh okay. That's just how I was told to pronounce it. : )

eveyalecia Says:


That pronunciation is the French variation. The herpes sound-alike is much more common in English, not sure how closely it relates to the original Greek.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


If it sounds like Herpes, you're pronouncing it wrong! Hermes is pronounced AIR-mez.

DryLake Says:


I like the mythological connection this name has.
...and if Hermes sounds like Herpes to you, then I will remind you about the fact that most people with this name don't have parents with english as their first language and don't use their freetime to philosophize around sexual infectious diseases. x3

KingCobra Says:


Sounds like HERPES!