Herman is a Dutch and English given name. Its original meaning was "army man" ("Arman") and derives from the Germanic elements "heri" meaning "army" combined with "man" meaning "man" (compare archaic Dutch "heer", meaning "army" and "man"). It is cognate with German "Hermann".See also: Ross Hurman, David Hurman and Dave Katz for information



* Saint Herman
** Herman of Valaam, 11th century, the founder of the Valaam Monastery in Karelia
** Herman of Alaska (1756? – 1837), Russian missionary to Alaska
* Herman (bishop), an Anglo-Saxon bishop of the 11th century
* Herman of Carinthia (ca. 1100 - ca. 1160), Slovenian philosopher, astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, translator and author
* Herman II, Margrave of Baden
* Herman of Salm
* Herman (Swaiko) (born 1932), former head of the Orthodox Church in America

Given name

* Herman Carl Andersen
* Herman Badillo
* Herman Boerhaave
* Herman Brood
* Herman Cain
* Herman de Coninck
* Herman Dooyeweerd
* Herman Edwards (born 1954)
* Herman Goldstine
* Herman Hollerith
* Herman Kahn
* Herman Li, Chinese musician with DragonForce
* Herman Francis Mark
* Herman Melville
* Herman Rupp
* Herman Stein
* Herman Stump (1837 - 1917)
* Herman Suselbeek (born 1943), Dutch rower
* Herman tores
* Herman Claudius van Riemsdijk (1948 - )
* Herman van Springel (1943 - )
* Herman Wirth (1885 - 1981) lay historian and scholar
* Herman Wouk (1915 - ) American author


* Arthur L. Herman (born 1956), American historian
* Augustine Herman
* Babe Herman
* Billy Herman
* David Herman
* Edward Herman, disambiguation
* Jerry Herman (born 1931), American composer
* Róża Herman (1902 - 1995), Polish chess master
* Tom Herman
* Woody Herman
* Yaron Herman, an Israeli jazz pianist

Fictional characters

* Herman, a one armed character from the American TV series "The Simpsons"
* Herman Munster From 60's T.V sitcom "The Munsters"
* "Pee-Wee Herman", a character played by actor Paul Reubens

Places in the United States

*Herman, Arkansas
*Herman, Minnesota
*Herman, Nebraska
*Herman, Dodge County, Wisconsin
*Herman, Shawano County, Wisconsin
*Herman, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
*Herman, Pennsylvania

Other uses

* "Herman (comic strip)", a comic strip
* Herman (rabbit), a German giant rabbit, possibly the largest rabbit on record
* Herman's Hermits, a British pop combo
* Herman (also called Hermann or Hermann-Teig is a type of sourdough bread starter or Amish Friendship Bread starter.

ee also

* Hermann
* Arman

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