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Gender: female
Pronunciation: hər-MIE-ə-nee, her-MY-oh-nee
Meaning: messenger
Related Names: Ermione, Ermioni, Herme, Hermes, Hermia, Herminie, Hermoine

Length: 8 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: hermione Origin: English,,, Greek,, Meaning (no case): messenger

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The meaning of the name Hermione is not necessarily clear. One could easily argue that its origins lie in the name of the Greek God Hermes, whose own name means 'cairn of stones, pile of stones' and who was a god of speed and luck, a messenger god who was the patron of travelers, writers, athletes, merchants, thieves and orators. However, other meanings such as 'travel' have been suggested.


  • Hermione ranked at number 911 in the list of Belgian girls' names in 2004, an increase from 1149th in 2003 and 2079th in 2002. However, it decreased in popularity again in 2005, falling to #1398th, its second lowest recorded rank yet.


  • There are seven ships in the Royal Navy called the HMS Hermione
  • 'L'Hermione' was a French ship that carried Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, to America to help the American colonists in their fight for independence in 1780.
  • There is an asteroid named 121 Hermione, which is a very large asteroid in the far outer main belt. It was discovered in 1872 and last seen from Earth in 2004.
  • The Irminones, also known as the Hermiones, were a group of early Germanic tribes which inhabited Bavaria, Swabia and Bohemia and whose language was an ancestor of High German. Pliny claimed that the Hermiones consisted of the Suebi, Hermunduri, Chatti, and Cherusci tribes.
  • Ermioni, with the same root as Hermione, is a Greek town in the Peloponnese.


  • Hermione is both a mythological name and the name of a character in the play 'Andromaque', a five-piece tragedy by French playwright Jean Racine. Hermione, daughter of Menelaus and Helen, who is betrothed to Pyrrhus, is a character in this play who asks Orestes to kill Pyrrhus and when he does, rejects him, driving him insane. Such actions have earned her a reputation as a furious lover.
  • In mythology, Hermione is the daughter of Menelaus and Helen, who blames the concubine Andromache for her inability to fall pregnant and attempts to engineer her murder. She later flees with her cousin Orestes, and with him had two children, a son, Tisamenus, and a daughter, Hensibal, who died in infancy.
  • Hermione is a popular character in plays, and stars in two more well-known plays. First is Jean-Baptiste Lully's musical tragedy, Cadmus et Hermione, where she is a daughter of Venus and Mars. In the second play, Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale', Queen Hermione of Sicily is the mother of Perdita who is ultimately reunited with her daughter.
  • Hermione is also the name of several historical figures. Hermione of Ephesus was an early Christian Martyr in both Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, who is cited as a prophetess. Hermione Hammond was a painter, born in 1910, who died in 2005.


  • The most obvious famous bearer of the name is Hermione Granger, a character in the hugely popular and successful Harry Potter books and films, written by J.K. Rowling. Although the name was scarcely known before the astronomical success of the books, which made the now almost household name, one must also remember that there are several other famous people who have been called Hermione over the years.
  • Other famous fictional Hermiones include Hermione Bostock in P. G. Wodehouse's books, and Hermione Lodge in the Archie comics.
  • Hermione Baddeley, Hermione Gingold, Hermione Hannen and Hermione Hammond were all early British actresses, whilst Hermione Norris and Hermione Gulliford are more modern actresses and Hermione Cockburn is a British radio and television personality
  • Hermione Lee, critic
  • Hermione Cobbold, British matriarch

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Facts about HermioneRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 8  +
Meaning messenger  +
Meaningnc messenger  +
Name hermione  +
Origin English  +, and Greek  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation hər-MIE-ə-nee, her-MY-oh-nee  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Ermione  +, Ermioni  +, Herme  +, Hermes  +, Hermia  +, Herminie  +, and Hermoine  +
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