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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Herman, Woody Herman, Woodrow Charles Hermannoun

    United States jazz musician and bandleader (1913-1987)


  1. Hermannoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

  2. Hermannoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Etymology: Old English here ("army") + man ("man") [1] It was revived in the 19th century, partly due to American immigrants from continental Europe where the name has been more popular. Confer the German equivalent Hermann


  1. herman

    There isn't a general definition for "Herman" as it is typically a male first name of Germanic origin, meaning "army man" or "soldier." It might also refer to a place, object, or even a character in a movie or book, depending on the context. However, without any specific context, it's assumed to be a first name.


  1. Herman

    Herman is a city in Grant County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 437 at the 2010 census.

Editors Contribution


    Half woman Half man being.

    Submitted by Hermhop on July 10, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Herman is ranked #826 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Herman surname appeared 41,750 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 14 would have the surname Herman.

    90.4% or 37,780 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 1,420 total occurrences were Black.
    2.9% or 1,227 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 526 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 422 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.9% or 376 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Herman in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Herman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Herman in a Sentence

  1. Larry Kudlow:

    Herman's going through the vetting process for now, that's where we are on that, I think at the end of the day, probably up to Herman Cain as to whether Herman Cain wants to stay in that process or not. As far as we're concerned, he's in the process and it's proceeding in an orderly way.

  2. Wayne Sanders:

    Herman Boone didn't need to say anything. Herman Boone just looked at you and that look said it all, there was no denial in what Herman Boone was saying. Herman Boone meant what Herman Boone said, and Herman Boone said what Herman Boone meant.

  3. Republican Trump:

    I like Herman Cain, as to how he's doing in the process, that I don't know. ... Herman is a great guy and I hope he does well.

  4. Michael Imperioli:

    Paul Herman lived around the corner from me the last few years and I am glad we got to spend some time together before Paul Herman left us. I'll miss Paul Herman, a loving soul with a great sense of humor.

  5. Gregory Cheadle:

    It was sad that Herman Cain died, but even more sad that Herman Cain was not given any honor by the Republican Party, it was like,' Herman Cain's dead. No problem. Goodbye.'.

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