Gender: Female Meaning of Hermia: "messenger" Origin of Hermia: Greek, female form of Hermes

Hermia Origin and Meaning

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

Though we've gotten used to Hermione via Harry Potter, and even Hermes with its godlike and fashion associations, most people would still have a problem with Hermia (too close to hernia?) and Herman.

On the other hand Hermia does have Shakespearean cred, as a character in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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tencolorpen Says:


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paulapuddephatt Says:


I thought of the word "hernia" right away. I guess that people will think of Hermione too, but that was the second thing that came to mind for me. Not the most usable name.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Also, the stress is on the first syllable, just like the character from the Shakespeare play. So it's HER-mee-uh.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Her-me-uh. Like Hermes but replace the 's' with an 'uh' sound.

JollyMama Says:


Like Hernia with an "M"

Theatrenut23 Says:


How would you pronounce Hermia?