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Meaning and Origin of: Hermes

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Messenger

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • French (Hermès) and Dutch : from the Greek name Hermes, name of a saint mentioned briefly in Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.
  • Dutch and North German : variant of Ermens, a metronymic from a short form of the female personal name Ermelendis or Ermgart.
  • Dutch and German : patronymic from a short form of Herman.
  • Southern French (Hermès) : topographic name for someone who lived in a deserted spot or on a patch of waste land, from Occitan erm ‘desert’, ‘waste’ (Greek erēmia) + the local suffix -ès.

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