Of Germanic origin.
An English, Scandinavian and Dutch baby name.
From the Germanic name elements “hari”, meaning “army” and “mann”, meaning “man”.
The name was brought to England by the Normans.
It is associated with the old Nordic names Heriman and Hermundr.
Other forms of the name are Hermann, Harman, Hermin, Herm, Harm, Armand, Armando, Ermanno, Mannes.
Herman is ranked #51 in Norway. The name’s popularity in the U.S.A. baby names popularity lists has been declining since the 1940’s.
Famous bearers are Herman Melville, Herman Chittison, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Herman Goldstine.