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
c1066 Heriman (nom) UrkStyria 68; c1100 Herimannus (nom) ibid. 92; 1231 Hermanni (gen) UBEnns3 I, Hermanno (dat) ibid. I, Hermannus (nom) ibid. II; 1277 Hermanno (abl) FRA-XXXL 355
Belgium
Latin
1119 Hermanni (gen) CartStBert 8
Dutch
1597x1598 Herman BoonenGes p. 366, Hermans (gen) ibid. p. 390
Brabant
Latin
1312 Hermanni (gen) JeanIII p. 17
Czech Republic
Latin
1297 Hermannus (nom) RTT-1.1 VI; 1315 Hermanno (dat) ibid. VIII; 1316 Hermanno (abl) ibid. IX, Hermannus (nom) ibid. X; 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; 1361x1377 Hermmanus (nom) LDFPUP1 p. 9; 1377 Hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 32; 1382 Hermanni (gen) ibid. p. 11, Hermannum (acc) ibid. p. 10; 1383 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 2; 1386 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 13; 1388 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 14; 1390 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 4; 1395 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 18; 1403 Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 20; 1405 Hermannum (acc) ibid. p. 21
1355 Hermannus (nom) chlumecky 106
Middle High German
1318 Herman (nom) Rössler1 45
Denmark
Danish
1581 Hermann KD-1 no. 362
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
Walloon
1590/1 Herman RWC p. 441; 1591/2 Herman ibid. p. 19; 1592 Herman ibid. p. 22; 1592/3 Herman ibid. p. 26; 1593/4 Herman ibid. p. 30
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
1000x1030 Armanni (gen) St-Barnard-Romans no. 143; 1046 Armanni (gen) ibid. 139, Armannus (nom) ibid. 123; 1051 Armanni (gen) ibid. no. 142, Armannus (nom) ibid. no. 142; 1055 Armanni (gen) StVdM-II 680; 1059 Armandus (nom) ibid. 687; 1082x1087 Armannus (nom) St-Barnard-Romans no. 120; 1083 Armanni (gen) ibid. no. 119; 1088 Herimanni (gen) CartSPL1 VI; 1088x1119 Armandi (gen) St-Barnard-Romans no. 149; 1090 Hermanni (gen) CartSPL1 VII; 1101 Herimanni (gen) ibid. X; 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-Barnard-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-Barnard-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-Barnard-Romans 382, Hermaneti (gen) ibid. 382
Old French
1296 Hermant paris1296 p. 42; 1298 Herment (obl) HistHdVParis p. 141; 1313 Hermant Paris1313 p. 9
Middle French
1364 Herman ActsCharlesV no. 96, Hermant ibid. no. 2; 1418 Hermant DdB1418 p. 199, 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; 828 Hereman (nom) OrkGZ no. 29; 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; 1114 Hermanni (gen) UrkStyria 99; 1142 Herimannus (nom) mairhofer VIII; 1149 Hermannus (nom) ibid. XXXIV; 1165 Hermanni (gen) quix-vol1 93, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 93; 1174 Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. III; 1185 Herimannus (nom) quix-vol1 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) UrkMeck1 no. VII, hennes-vol1 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; 1239 Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XXIV; 1241 Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. XXVIII; 1248 Hermannum (acc) hennes-vol1 126, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 129; 1249 Hermanno (abl) ibid. 131, Hermannum (acc) ibid. 131; 1250 Hermannus (nom) UrkBrzeg I; 1251 Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XL; 1254 Hermanni (gen) hennes-vol1 155; 1256 Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XLVII; 1257 Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. LI; 1258 Hermanni (gen) hennes-vol1 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, Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LIII; 1264 Hermanno (abl) hennes-vol1 200; 1265 Hermanno (abl) ibid. 206, Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LIX, hennes-vol1 206; 1266 Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LXI; 1270 Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. LXV; 1271 Hermanno (abl) hennes-vol1 220, Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LXVI; c1274 Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. LXX; 1274 Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. LXiX; 1277 Hermannus (nom) hennes-vol1 256; 1278 Hermanno (abl) ibid. 264, Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LXXIII; 1281 Hermanni (gen) hennes-vol1 275; 1282 Hermanni (gen) ibid. 281, Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LXXV; 1283 Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. LXXVIII; 1284 Hermannus (nom) hennes-vol1 297; 1287 Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LXXXI; 1288 Hermanno (dat) hennes-vol1 311, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 311; 1289 Hermanno (abl) ibid. 316, Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LXXXVIII; 1289x1298 Hermanni (gen) ibid. no. XCIX; 1292 Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. LXXXIX; 1294 Hermanni (gen) hennes-vol1 328, Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XCII, hennes-vol1 328; 1295 Hermanni (gen) ibid. 331, Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XCIII; 1297 Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. XCVI; 1298 Hermanni (gen) hennes-vol1 336; 1302 Hermanno (abl) BremUrk2 no. 22, Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. 16; 1303 Hermanno (abl) ibid. no. 27, Hermannus (nom) ibid. no. 26; 1305 Hermannus (nom) CDL-1.2.1 CXCIII, UrkMeck-5 2996; 1310 Herman (nom) VFBStralsund 10, Hermannus (nom) UrkHan 4, VFBStralsund 11, Hermano (abl) UrkHan 4; 1313 Herman (nom) VFBStralsund 20, Hermanno (dat) ibid. 31; 1315 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 41, Hermannum (acc) ibid. 39; 1321 Hermanni (gen) ibid. 64, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 64; 1322 Hermanni (gen) SMM p. 163, Hermannus (nom) ibid. p. 157, VFBStralsund 73; 1323 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 95; 1332 Hermannus (nom) ibid. 36; 1401 hermanni (gen) HD1401 no. 92, hermanno (dat) ibid. no. 18; 1407 Hermannus (nom) UrkJen2 6; 1408 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 13
1142 Hezelonis (gen) mairhofer VI
Middle High German
1282 Hermans (gen) hennes-vol1 284
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
Middle Low German
1304 Herman (nom) BremUrk2 no. 38, Hermann (nom) ibid. no. 38; 1472 Hermen VFBStralsund 683
Italy
Latin
1157 Armannum (acc) Livi p. 40; 1159 Hermanni (gen) HAP p. 336; 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 Hermanni (gen) ibid. 1026, Hermanno (dat) ibid. 126, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 126; 1288 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 8; 1289 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 1047; 1290 Herman (nom) ibid. 573, Hermanni (gen) ibid. 613, 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 Herman (dat) ibid. 815, Hermanno (dat) ibid. 182; 1298 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 832; 1300 Herman (nom) ibid. 406, Hermanni (gen) ibid. 89, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 412; 1301 Herman (nom) ibid. 430, Hermanni (gen) ibid. 865, 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; 1306 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 939; 1307 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 943, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 203; 1313 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 967; 1319 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 294; 1328 Hermanno (dat) ibid. 986; 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
1291 hesseli (gen) GesOIJ-1 p. 297
Middle Dutch
1380 Hermenss (gen) GesOIJ-4 p. 186; 1383 Herman (nom) ibid. p. 186; 1384 Hermen (nom) ibid. p. 186, Hermens (gen) ibid. p. 186
Poland
Latin
1232 Hermannus (nom) hennes-vol1 87; 1248 Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XXXV; 1251 Hermanno (abl) hennes-vol1 141, Hermannus (nom) ibid. 141; 1268 Hermanno (abl) CDT1 XX; 1288 Hermannus (nom) UrkMeck1 no. LXXXIV
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
Old Swedish
1502 Herrman (nom) HGS p. 151
Early Modern Swedish
1528 Hermen (nom) HGS p. 155; 1529 Herman (nom) ibid. p. 156; 1530 Herman (nom) ibid. p. 156; 1533 Hermann (nom) ibid. p. 156; 1542 Hermans (gen) ibid. p. 158; 1582 Herman (nom) ibid. p. 159; 1584 Herman (nom) ibid. p. 159; 1587 Herman (nom) ibid. p. 160; 1588 Herman (nom) ibid. p. 160; 1589 Herman (nom) ibid. p. 160
Switzerland
Latin
1235 Armanno (abl) CLC p. 39; 1350 Hermanno (abl) MHN DXXIX
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 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Herman.