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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 10 Views | 🔊 13 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Australian, Greek

Meaning: Mercury, Refuge, Cairn

Pronunciation: HER-meez, /ˈhɜːrmiːz/, HH ER M IY Z

Popularity Rank: #6,360

On this page:

  • 1. Hermes Meaning
  • 2. Hermes Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Hermes
  • 4. Translations of Hermes
  • 5. Hermes Name Popularity
  • 6. Hermes popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Hermes
  • 8. Hermes Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Hermes

Hermes Meaning

Derived from the Greek god Hermes, who was the messenger of the gods and the god of commerce, travel, and thieves.

Hermes also means "Mercury, Refuge, Cairn, Pile of Stones, Messenger, Messenger and protector of travelers, merchants, and thieves in Greek mythology.".

Hermes is commonly found in Colombia, Peru, United States of America, and 76 more countries.

Hermes Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: HER-meez

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈhɜːrmiːz/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: HH ER M IY Z

HH: Pronounce as in "he" (HH IY)

ER: Pronounce as in "bird" (B ER D)

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

IY: Pronounce as in "see" (S IY)

Z: Pronounce as in "zoo" (Z UW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Hermes

Hermes Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Hermes is recorded 8,897 times globally, ranking it as the 6,360th most common name worldwide.

Hermes is most prevalent in Colombia, with 4,423 occurrences, making it the 534th most popular name in the country.

In Colombia, the name Hermes is found among 1 in every 292 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Hermes Popularity by Country

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Colombia#5341 : 292
Peru#1,0871 : 1,136
United States of America#4,6371 : 3,254
Italy#3,0871 : 2,186
Brazil#2,0661 : 2,103
Mexico#3,3481 : 3,300
Chile#1,8171 : 2,233
Spain#3,7061 : 3,605
Bolivia#1,8661 : 2,238
Costa Rica#1,2351 : 926
Panama#1,3451 : 1,560
France#8,4421 : 10,349
Uruguay#1,2981 : 1,325
Albania#1,0631 : 834
Hong Kong#3,4591 : 5,733
Argentina#3,2021 : 5,399
Saudi Arabia#43,4981 : 74,159
Malaysia#22,8591 : 53,800
Canada#8,2411 : 9,623
Belgium#6,4541 : 8,494
Portugal#2,8161 : 4,835
Netherlands#11,5451 : 14,592
United Kingdom#16,6601 : 21,928
Luxembourg#1,1841 : 1,728

List of countries the name Hermes is rarely found

Hermes popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Hermes from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Hermes

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Hermes Name Poster

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