Of Greek origin.
According to Greek mythology Hermes, Ερμής, was the messenger of Zeus.
He was also the god of good luck and boundaries.
He was the patron of travelers and trade, athletes, merchants, orators and writers, strongly associated with speed.
The name derives from the Greek word “έρμα”, herma, meaning “pile of stones” or “boundary marker”.
He was usually depicted as a young athletic man with wings in his feet or boots.
Feminine form of the name is Hermione.
The name is also known due Hermes Trismegistus, meaning “Hermes the thrice-greatest”, was the Ancient Greek’s combination of god Hermes and the ancient Egyptian god of the Moon and Knowledge “Thoth”.
He is attributed the authorship of the sacred texts called “Hermetic” by the Greeks, that are the basis of Hermeticism or Hermetism.