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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.

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  • Herman Melville, a grandson, has attained popularity as an author.

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  • You have given me proof of your unswerving friendship, Herman, and I thank you for the last time.

  • Herman, Ibbotson, and Monroe seized him, and dragged him back into the room.

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  • 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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