Herman

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

1) Younger form of Heriman [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Variant form of Hermundr [1]

Related Names

Armand
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Armann
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Ármann
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Icelandic
Herman
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Norse Old Swedish Swedish
Hermand
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Danish
Hermane
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Greenlandic
Hermáne
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Greenlandic
Hermãne
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Greenlandic
Hermani
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Greenlandic
Hermann
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Hermanni
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Finish Greenlandic
Hermannus
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Finish Old Swedish Swedish

See also Êrimât, Ermo, Harmann, Hemmo, Herkko, Hermo
For female forms see Armida, Hermanna, Hermike, Hermina

Patronyms

  • Danish: Hermansen (♂)
  • Norwegian: Hermansen (♂), Hermansdatter (♀)
  • Swedish: Hermansson (♂), Hermanson (♂)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Herman
Genitive: Hermans
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Herman
Genitive: Hermanin
Partitive: Hermania
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Herman
Genitive: Hermans
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Herman
Genitive: Hermans

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

11 August

Finland Finland

12 July

Norway Norway

20 October

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

12 July

Sweden Sweden

12 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Johan Herman Wessel (6 October 1742 – 29 December 1785), Norwegian-Danish poet
  • Herman Joachim Bang (20 April 1857 – 29 January 1912), Danish author
  • Herman David Koppel (1 October 1908 - 14 July 1998), Danish composer and pianist
  • Herman Lindqvist (born 1 April 1943), Swedish journalist and author

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 4257 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[7]
1 6 2469 8256
Denmark Denmark[8]
1 n.a. 585 n.a.
Finland Finland[9]
0 0 n.a. 12304
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Herman(m) Sources: [7][8][6][9]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Herman(m) Sources: [10]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Herman(m)

Sources: [7] [8] [6] [9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  10. details see Name Statistic tables