Hermione - Meaning of Hermione
[ 4 syll. her-mio-ne, he-rmi-one ] The baby girl name Hermione is pronounced HHahR-MAY-ah-Niy in English †. Hermione's origin is Old Greek, and its use, English and Greek. Hermione's meaning is 'dedicated to Hermes'. The name is derived from Hermes, the name of the Greek messenger god. In Greek mythology, Hermione was the daughter of Menelaus and Helen who was married to Achilles' son Neoptolemus, and later to her cousin Orestes. Her story was made known by Euripides' play Andromache (425BC), and the name was subsequently adopted by English speakers during the medieval times. The name was further promoted in the 17th century by Jean Racine's play Andromaque (1667), an adaptation of Euripides' work, and Shakespeare's play The Winter's Tale (1611), in which Hermione is the name of a major character, the queen of Leontes. The name has also appeared in Walter Scott's novel The Fortunes of Nigel (1822). It is today famous from the girl wizard in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series (1997-2007), but this association does not seem to have boosted the adoption of the name.
In addition, Hermione is a variant form of the German, Hungarian, and Latinized Hermia.
Hermione has 13 variant forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English variant forms include Her, Hermie, Herminia, Hermion, Hermiona, Hermoine, and Mio. Another English variant is the diminutive form Erma (also used in German).
Hermione is not widely used as a baby name for girls. It is not in the top 1000 names.
A baby name that sounds like Hermione is the name Hazarenan.
† Pronunciation for Hermione: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Hermione:
Actress Hermione Gingold, born December 9, 1897 - May 24, 1987, London, England.
Actress Hermione Baddeley, born Hermione Youlanda Ruby Clinton-Baddeley, November 13, 1906 - August 19, 1986, Broseley, Shropshire, England.