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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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  • The two unhappy people stood staring at each other for a full minute before Heinrich entered and announced Herman.

    The Devil Joseph O'Brien
  • "It's easy," bragged Herman, and proceeded to demonstrate that statement.

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • You have given me proof of your unswerving friendship, Herman, and I thank you for the last time.

  • Herman drew water in the bathroom and laid out snowy towels.

  • I'm ashamed to say, Mr. Repton, that my knowledge of the Herman Merl class may be greater than yours.

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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