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Herman

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Army man
  • #501 All Time
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Boys

How popular is the name "Herman" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 347 0 347 #48 boy name
1881 304 0 304 #52 boy name
1882 348 0 348 #51 boy name
1883 359 0 359 #47 boy name
1884 385 0 385 #48 boy name
1885 326 0 326 #55 boy name
1886 418 0 418 #44 boy name
1887 394 0 394 #45 boy name
1888 403 0 403 #51 boy name
1889 405 0 405 #48 boy name
1890 382 0 382 #50 boy name
1891 390 7 383 #47 boy name
1892 421 0 421 #51 boy name
1893 462 7 455 #44 boy name
1894 433 0 433 #48 boy name
1895 439 0 439 #49 boy name
1896 427 0 427 #49 boy name
1897 418 6 412 #50 boy name
1898 467 0 467 #50 boy name
1899 413 0 413 #49 boy name
1900 550 0 550 #49 boy name
1901 393 0 393 #51 boy name
1902 462 5 457 #49 boy name
1903 449 0 449 #48 boy name
1904 497 0 497 #47 boy name
1905 480 5 475 #51 boy name
1906 502 0 502 #49 boy name
1907 562 0 562 #49 boy name
1908 569 7 562 #50 boy name
1909 618 0 618 #48 boy name
1910 702 6 696 #52 boy name
1911 853 0 853 #49 boy name
1912 1,657 11 1,646 #50 boy name
1913 1,913 8 1,905 #53 boy name
1914 2,444 14 2,430 #51 boy name
1915 2,994 11 2,983 #56 boy name
1916 3,065 22 3,043 #56 boy name
1917 2,988 15 2,973 #58 boy name
1918 3,058 15 3,043 #65 boy name
1919 3,043 16 3,027 #61 boy name
1920 3,128 20 3,108 #66 boy name
1921 3,239 20 3,219 #64 boy name
1922 3,033 18 3,015 #66 boy name
1923 2,977 17 2,960 #66 boy name
1924 2,968 15 2,953 #70 boy name
1925 2,922 29 2,893 #69 boy name
1926 2,808 18 2,790 #69 boy name
1927 2,876 20 2,856 #70 boy name
1928 2,613 23 2,590 #79 boy name
1929 2,636 14 2,622 #75 boy name
1930 2,621 26 2,595 #78 boy name
1931 2,278 16 2,262 #83 boy name
1932 2,203 11 2,192 #89 boy name
1933 1,968 22 1,946 #96 boy name
1934 2,031 20 2,011 #97 boy name
1935 1,931 11 1,920
1936 1,818 6 1,812
1937 1,885 12 1,873
1938 1,904 5 1,899
1939 1,811 11 1,800
1940 1,682 13 1,669
1941 1,789 12 1,777
1942 1,799 10 1,789
1943 1,734 9 1,725
1944 1,643 6 1,637
1945 1,431 13 1,418
1946 1,598 10 1,588
1947 1,804 11 1,793
1948 1,850 12 1,838
1949 1,614 5 1,609
1950 1,573 10 1,563
1951 1,545 5 1,540
1952 1,510 11 1,499
1953 1,420 11 1,409
1954 1,422 10 1,412
1955 1,371 7 1,364
1956 1,329 6 1,323
1957 1,327 8 1,319
1958 1,222 12 1,210
1959 1,190 7 1,183
1960 1,060 11 1,049
1961 1,013 8 1,005
1962 1,001 0 1,001
1963 845 0 845
1964 923 9 914
1965 805 9 796
1966 761 6 755
1967 672 9 663
1968 673 11 662
1969 675 9 666
1970 623 7 616
1971 554 8 546
1972 552 0 552
1973 495 0 495
1974 457 0 457
1975 465 8 457
1976 442 5 437
1977 420 7 413
1978 388 5 383
1979 409 0 409
1980 373 6 367
1981 330 0 330
1982 363 0 363
1983 352 0 352
1984 276 0 276
1985 309 0 309
1986 276 0 276
1987 282 0 282
1988 276 0 276
1989 295 0 295
1990 252 0 252
1991 269 0 269
1992 219 0 219
1993 207 0 207
1994 191 0 191
1995 173 0 173
1996 182 0 182
1997 162 0 162
1998 150 0 150
1999 146 0 146
2000 127 0 127
2001 119 0 119
2002 113 0 113
2003 116 0 116
2004 119 0 119
2005 107 0 107
2006 101 0 101
2007 93 0 93
2008 100 0 100
2009 94 0 94
2010 76 0 76
2011 89 0 89
2012 65 0 65
2013 79 0 79
2014 73 0 73

Want to know about the populiarty of Herman? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 136,030 babies born with the name Herman in the United States. That's more than enough Hermans to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 347 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Herman" was in 1921 with a total of 3,219 babies. (That's a lot of baby Hermans)

According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Herman" ranks #59 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 94 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1940. Across the entire United States a total of 1,682 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Herman" mean? The list below shows the origins of Herman as well as things modernly associated with the name Herman such as celebrities named Herman.

German

Origin and Meaning of Herman

The name "Herman" is of German origin, and it means "Army man". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Herman Melville

Herman Melville is a novelist, short story writer, teacher, and sailor. Herman was born in 1819 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Herman van Veen

Herman van Veen is an actor and songwriter. Herman was born in 1945 as Hermannus Jantinus van Veen in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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Ray Walston

Ray Walston is an actor and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1945 to 2001. Ray was born in 1914 as Herman Raymond Walston in Laurel, Mississippi, U.S.

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Herman Finkers

Herman was born in 1954.

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Herman Brusselmans

Herman Brusselmans is a novelist, poet, playwright, and columnist. Herman was born in 1957 as Herman Frans Martha Brusselmans in Hamme, East-Flanders, Belgium.

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Hermie Sadler

Hermie Sadler is a nascar driver. Hermie was born in 1969 as Herman Marion Sadler III in Emporia, Virginia, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

R is for relax, you know how!

M is for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Namreh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Haenrm". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Herman born Sep 8, 1999

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Name poster for Herman

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