First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Hermit

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Her"mit
  1. A person who retires from society and lives in solitude; a recluse; an anchoret; especially, one who so lives from religious motives."He had been Duke of Savoy, and after a very glorious reign, took on him the habit of a hermit, and retired into this solitary spot." [Addison.]
  2. A beadsman; one bound to pray for another.(Obs)"We rest your hermits." [Shak.]
  3. [Cookery] A spiced molasses cookie, often containing chopped raisins and nuts.

Etymology: OE. ermite eremite heremit heremite, F. hermite ermite, L. eremita, Gr. �, fr. � lonely, solitary. Cf. Eremite

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. One who lives in solitude
  2. One retired from society for religious reasons

Borrowing from Old French eremite, from Ecclesiastical Latin, Late Latin eremita, from Ancient Greek ἐρημίτης (erēmítēs, “person of the desert”) from ἐρημία (erēmía, “desert, solitude”), from ἔρημος (érēmos) or ἐρῆμος (erêmos, “uninhabited”) plus -ίτης (-ítēs, “one connected to, a member of”).

  1. A religious recluse; someone who lives alone for religious reasons; an eremite.
  2. A recluse; someone who lives alone and shuns human companionship.
  3. A spiced cookie made with molasses, raisins, and nuts.
  4. A hermit crab.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Hermit

Felix the Hermit was a saint. He holds the title Hermit. He breathed his last breath in 9.


Saint John the Hermit was a famed somebody. Saint was born in 1050 in Quintanaortuño. They left this life in 1143.


John the Hermit is a noteworthy individual. John was born in Armenia.


Pardus the Hermit was an influential somebody. He passed away in 6.


Fun Facts about the name Hermit

  • How Popular is the name Hermit? Hermit is the 85,211th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Hermit have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Hermit in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hermit? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hermit first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hermit is Sunday, April 30th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Hermit born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hermit was in 1919 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Hermit: Your name in reverse order is Timreh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iemhtr. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Hermit mean?

His for hero, as you appear to many.

Eis for eternal, your spirit will live.

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Iis for innovator, always improving

Tis for tough, for you are not easily broken

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.