Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Herman m. Old English here, Old High German heri 'host, army' + Old English mann, Old High German man 'man'.

The name of a number of 11th and 12th C saints.

Austria
Latin
1277 Hermanno (abl) FRA-XXXL 355
Belgium
Latin
1119 Hermanni (gen) CartStBert 8
Brabant
Latin
1312 Hermanni (gen) JeanIII p. 17
Czech Republic
Latin
1343 Hermannus (nom) Rössler2 373, p. 169; 1348 Hermanno (abl) chlumecky 1; 1349 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 13; 1354 Hermanno (abl) ibid. 14, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 52, p. 23, Hermano (dat) ibid. 52, Hermanus (nom) ibid. 52; 1358 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 254, p. 32, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 249, p. 32
1355 Hermannus (nom) chlumecky 106
Middle High German
1318 Herman (nom) Rössler1 45
England
Latin
1189 Hereman (nom) GASurv p. 137, Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 137; 1222 Heremannus (nom) StPaulDom p. 39, Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 41
Dutch
1579 Hermans AuFr Belle; 1581 Herman ibid. 1581; 1583 Hermans ibid. Belle; 1586 Herman ibid. Bocholt; 1588 Herman ibid. Embucht; 1589 Herman ibid. Cromman; 1592 Herman ibid. Drincs; 1594 Herman ibid. Duinen; 1596 Herman ibid. Duijman; 1598 Herman ibid. Duijman
Early Modern English
1578 Harman CAmar-vol1 p. 3; 1587 Herman DEmar-vol2 p. 14
Estonia
Middle Low German
1364 Herman BbRT p. 334; 1376 Herman ibid. p. 335; 1379 Herman ibid. p. 336; 1379x1383 Herman ibid. p. 336; 1383 Herman ibid. p. 337; 1384 Herman ibid. p. 338; 1385 Herman ibid. p. 338; 1386 Herman ibid. p. 338; 1390 Herman ibid. p. 339; 1391 Herman ibid. p. 340; 1393 Herman ibid. p. 341; 1395 Herman ibid. p. 341; 1396 Herman ibid. p. 341; 1398 Herman ibid. p. 342; 1399 Herman ibid. p. 342; 1400 Herman ibid. p. 342; 1401 Herman ibid. p. 343; 1402 Herman ibid. p. 343; 1403 Herman ibid. p. 343; 1404 Herman ibid. p. 343; 1405 Herman ibid. p. 344; 1406 Herman ibid. p. 344; 1407 Herman ibid. p. 344; 1408 Herman ibid. p. 345; 1409 Herman ibid. p. 345; 1412 Herman ibid. p. 346; 1415 Herman ibid. p. 347; 1416 Herman ibid. p. 347; 1417 Herman ibid. p. 348; 1419 Herman ibid. p. 348; 1421 Herman ibid. p. 349; 1422 Herman ibid. p. 350; 1425 Herman ibid. p. 350, Hermen ibid. p. 350; 1426 Herman ibid. p. 351; 1427 Hermen ibid. p. 351; 1428 Herman ibid. p. 352, Hermen ibid. p. 352; 1429 Herman ibid. p. 353; 1430 Hermen ibid. p. 354; 1431 Herman ibid. p. 355, Hermen ibid. p. 355; 1432 Hermen ibid. p. 355; 1433 Herman ibid. p. 356, Hermen ibid. p. 356; 1434 Herman ibid. p. 356, Hermen ibid. p. 357; 1435 Herman ibid. p. 358, Hermen ibid. p. 358; 1436 Herman ibid. p. 359; 1437 Herman ibid. p. 360, Hermen ibid. p. 361; 1438 Hermen ibid. p. 361; 1440 Herman ibid. p. 362; 1441 Hermen ibid. p. 363; 1442 Hermen ibid. p. 364; 1443 Hermen ibid. p. 365; 1524x1532 Herma (nom) Saareste1923b p. 139
Early Modern Swedish
1565 Harman (nom) Hiiumaa p. 292, Harmans (gen) ibid. p. 49; 1576 Hermen (nom) ibid. p. 292; 1587 Herman (nom) ibid. p. 292
Finland
Early Modern Swedish
1548 Hermans (gen) Audén1980 p. 169
France
Latin
1046 Armanni (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 139, Armannus (nom) ibid. 123; 1055 Armanni (gen) StVdM-II 680; 1082x1087 Armannus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans no. 120; 1083 Armanni (gen) ibid. no. 119; 1101x1129 Hermannus (nom) CartStPC XXXII; 1163 Hermanni (gen) clairvaux-12thc 94; 1163–64 Ermannus (nom) ibid. 112; 1164 Ermannus (nom) ibid. 121; 1165 Hermanni (gen) ibid. 126; 1239 Armanni (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 382b; 1256 Hermanno (abl) hennes-vol1 161; 1283–86 Armandi (gen) GasReg-A p. 227; 1310/11 Armandus (nom) ibid.; 1310 Armandus (nom) ibid. p. 217; 1376 Armannus (nom) St-Bernard-Romans 383; 1378 Armandi (gen) hanquetvol1 1996, Armando (dat) ibid. 214, Armandus (nom) ibid. 911, Hermanno (dat) ibid. 50, Hermannum (acc) ibid. 2351, Hermano (dat) ibid. 874
1300 Armaneti (gen) St-Bernard-Romans 382, Hermaneti (gen) ibid. 382
Old French
1296 Hermant paris1296 p. 42; 1313 Hermant Paris1313 p. 9
Middle French
1418 Hermant HGParis p. 375; 1423 Herman favier 74; 1438 Hermant ibid. 64; 1564 Hermen RegPCC-1 p. 49
Germany
Latin
822x875 Herimanno (abl) TradCorb §117, Herimannus (nom) ibid. §1, Hermanno (abl) ibid. §95, Hirimanno (abl) ibid. §128, Hirimannus (nom) ibid. §127; 890 Herimannum (acc) HambUrk-vol1 XXIII; 895 Hermannum (acc) ibid. XXV; 897 Herimanni (gen) quix-vol1 7; 905 Herimanni (gen) HambUrk-vol1 XXVI, Herimannum (acc) ibid. XXVI; 987 Heremanni (gen) ibid. XLVIII; 1064 Herimanno (abl) quix-vol1 92, Herimannus (nom) ibid. 92; 1108 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 85; 1112 Herimanni (gen) ibid. 26; 1142 Herimannus (nom) mairhofer VIII; 1149 Hermannus (nom) ibid. XXXIV; 1165 Hermanni (gen) quix-vol1 93, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 93; 1185 Herimannus (nom) ibid. 36; 1186 Hermannus (nom) quix-vol2 123; 1192 Herimannus (nom) quix-vol1 40, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 66; 1194 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 54; 1196 Herimanno (abl) ibid. 68; 1197 Herimannus (nom) ibid. 83, Hermannus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 I; 1200 Hermannus (nom) hennes-vol1 5; 1207 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 8; 1208 Hermannus (nom) quix-vol2 124; 1213 Hermannus (nom) hennes-vol1 14; 1214 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 15; 1215 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 18; 1216 Hermanno (abl) ibid. 25, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 20, Hermmanus (nom) ibid. 21; 1217 Hermanni (gen) quix-vol1 71; 1218 Hermannus (nom) hennes-vol1 29; 1219 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 36; 1220 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 45, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 44, Hermmanus (nom) ibid. 45; 1221 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 55; 1222 Hermannus (nom) quix-vol2 132; 1225 Hermannus (nom) hennes-vol1 67; 1230 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 79; 1231 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 85; 1233 Hermannus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XIII; 1234 Herimannus (nom) hennes-vol1 89, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 91; 1236 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 94; 1237 Hermanno (abl) ibid. 98, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 95; 1248 Hermannum (acc) ibid. 126, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 129; 1249 Hermanno (abl) ibid. 131, Hermannum (acc) ibid. 131; 1254 Hermanni (gen) ibid. 155; 1258 Hermanni (gen) ibid. 172, Hermanno (abl) ibid. 172, Hermannum (acc) ibid. 172, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 176; 1259 Harmannus (nom) CDL-1.1.1 XXXI, Hermannus (nom) ibid. XXXI; 1260 Hermanno (abl) hennes-vol1 189; 1261 Hermanno (abl) FRA-XXXL 207; 1305 Hermannus (nom) CDL-1.2.1 CXCIII, UrkMeck-5 2996; 1310 Hermannus (nom) UrkHan 4, Hermano (abl) ibid. 4; 1401 hermanni (gen) HD1401 no. 92, hermanno (dat) ibid. no. 18; 1407 Hermannus (nom) UrkJen2 6; 1408 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 13
Early New High German
1401 Herman (nom) UrkKH-2 908; 1403 Herman (nom) mairhofer DCLXXIV; 1406 Herman (nom) UrkJen2 5; 1408 Herman (nom) ibid. 14; 1409 Herman (nom) ibid. 18, Hermans (gen) ibid. 17; 1419 Herman (nom) mairhofer DCCIX; 1420 Herman (nom) UrkRott-1 855, Hermans (gen) ibid. 855; 1497 Herman Nurn1497 p. 1, Hermann ibid. 1363
Italy
Latin
1173 Armani (gen) SDE3 V; 1226 Hermannum (acc) hennes-vol1 71, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 70; 1285 Ermanni (gen) Perugia1285 p. 154; 1291 Armani (gen) BBC-Berg p. XLIV; 1292 Armani (gen) ibid. p. XLIV; 1293 Armani (gen) ibid. p. XLIV; 1294 Armani (gen) ibid. p. XLV; 1296 Armani (gen) ibid. p. XLV; 1299 Armani (gen) ibid. p. XLV; 1326 Hermani (gen) Friuli-14thC no. 441, Hermanno (abl) ibid. no. 431, Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. 431, Hermano (abl) ibid. no. 422
Latvia
Latin
1286 Hermanno (dat) RigSB 325, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 470; 1287 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 126, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 126; 1288 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 8; 1290 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 140, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 140; 1291? Hermanno (dat) ibid. 46; 1291 Hermanno (dat) ibid. c, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 35; 1292 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 146; 1293 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 44; 1294 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 48; 1295 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 174; 1296 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 67; 1297 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 182; 1300 Herman (nom) ibid. 406, Hermanni (gen) ibid. 89, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 412; 1301 Herman (nom) ibid. 430, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 428; 1302 Herman (nom) ibid. 434, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 438; 1303 Herman (nom) ibid. 458, Hermanno (dat) ibid. 96, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 453; 1307 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 203; 1319 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 294; 1345 Hermannum (dat) ibid. 296; 1352 Hermanni (gen) ibid. 212
1300 Hesselo (dat) RigSB 416; 1301 Hesselo (dat) ibid. 305
Middle Low German
1462 Herman Arbusow p. 98; 1463 Herman Mettig1892 p. 3; 1464 Herman Arbusow p. 100; 1518 Hermen Mettig1892 p. 8; 1523 Hermen Arbusow p. 100; 1532 Hermen ibid. p. 97; 1542 Hermen ibid. p. 99; 1549 Hermen ibid. p. 100; 1561 Herman Arbuzov1920 p. 46; 1565x1577 Harmen Arbusow p. 98; 1572 Hermans Arbuzov1920 p. 46; 1573 Harmen ibid. p. 47
The Netherlands
Latin
1235 Hermannus (nom) hennes-vol1 93; 1254 Harmannus (nom) GesOIJ-1 p. 294; 1268 hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 295; 1274 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 295; 1277 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 296; 1284 hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 296; 1288 Herman (nom) ibid. p. 296; 1291 Harmannus (nom) ibid. p. 297, harmanni (gen) ibid. p. 297; 1297 hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 297; 1300 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 298; 1311 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 298; 1324 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 299, Hermanus (nom) ibid. p. 299, hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 299; 1330 Hermanno (abl) ibid. p. 299, Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 299, Hermanus (nom) ibid. p. 299, hermani (gen) ibid. p. 299, hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 299; 1334 hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 300; 1347 hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 300; 1349 Hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 300, Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 300; 1356 Hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 301; 1361 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 302, hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 302; 1364 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 302; 1369 hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 303; 1373 hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 303; 1387 Hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 305, Hermanus (nom) ibid. p. 304, hermannii (gen) ibid. p. 304; 1599 Hermanus (nom) NHG-Middelburg p. 40
Poland
Latin
1232 Hermannus (nom) hennes-vol1 87; 1251 Hermanno (abl) ibid. 141, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 141
Middle High German
1324 Hermans (gen) SBGlatzer p. 1; 1324x1332 Herman ibid. p. 1; 1325x1329 Hermann ibid. p. 2; 1329x1330 Hermans (gen) ibid. p. 2; 1330x1332 Herman ibid. p. 2
Sweden
Latin
1350 Hermanni (gen) SDHK no. 6051, Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. 6045
Cite as: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Herman". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Herman.