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[hur-muh n] /ˈhɜr mən/
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a male given name: from Old English words meaning “army” and “ man.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Word Origin and History for Herman

masc. proper name, from German Hermann, from Old High German Hariman, literally "man of war, warrior," from hari "host, army" (see harry (v.)) + man "man" (see man (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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