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Herman

[hur-muh n] /ˈhɜr mən/
noun
1.
Woodrow ("Woody") 1913–1987, U.S. jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader.
2.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “army” and “ man.”.
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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.)).

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