Hermann or Herrmann is the German origin of the given name Herman.
Herman is masculine given name, from an ancient Germanic name consisting of the elements harja- "army" and mann- "man". Hermine is the feminine form of Herman. It is first recorded in the 8th century, in the forms Hariman, Heriman, Hairman, Herman.
The given name was taken to England by the Normans, but it became obsolescent as an English given name in the later Middle Ages (while remaining common in the other Germanic languages). It regained popularity in the English-speaking world in the 19th century, particularly in the United States amongst German Americans.
Herman remains widely used in Dutch. Variant forms include German Hermann, French Armand, Italian and Iberian Armando, Italian Ermanno.
Herman I (archbishop of Cologne) (d. 924) - He was the son of Erenfried I of Maasgau, of the Ezzonian dynasty.
Herman I, Duke of Swabia (d. 949) the first Conradine Duke of Swabia (from 926), the son of Gebhard, Duke of Lorraine,and a cousin of King Conrad I of Germany. Aside from being duke, Herman was from 939 count in Langau, from 948 count in Auelgau, and from 947 lay abbot of Echternach.
Hermann Billung Duke of Saxony (d. 973) was the Margrave of the Billung March from 936 until his death. The first of the Saxon House of Billung, Hermann was a trusted lieutenant of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor. Hermann Billung perhaps was married twice, women named Oda and Hildegard are mentioned. He had five children.
Herman II, Duke of Swabia (d. 1003) was a member of the Conradine dynasty. He was duke of Swabia from 997 to his death. Between January and October 1002 Herman II attempted, unsuccessfully, to become king of Germany. Herman II was the son of Conrad I. There is, however, some debate about the identity of Herman's mother. She is often said to be Reglint (or Richlind), daughter of Liudolf, Duke of Swabia, and thus a granddaughter of Emperor Otto I. Others argue that his wife was Judith, daughter of Adalbert of Marchtal (also known as Judith of Öhningen). He married Gerberga of Burgundy, daughter of King Conrad of Burgundy. With Gerberga, Herman had three children.
Herman III, Duke of Swabia (d. 1012) was a member of the Conradine dynasty. He was Duke of Swabia from 1003 until 1012. Hermann was the son of Herman II, Duke of Swabia and his wife Gerberga of Burgundy, daughter of Conrad I of Burgundy. Hermann III did not marry and had no heirs. The male line of the Conradines of Swabia came to an end with his death.
Herman IV, Duke of Swabia (d. 1038) was the Duke of Swabia (1030–1038). He was the second son of Ernest I and Gisela of Swabia. Therefore a nephew to Herman III. In 1037 he married Adelaide of Susa, the marchioness of Turin. Because of a late Austrian source, Herman is sometimes mistakenly said to have had children. This was not the case. Herman was on campaign for much of his short marriage to Adelaide and he died without heirs.
Herman II (archbishop of Cologne) (d. 1056) - He was the son of the Lotharingian Count Palatine Ezzo (955–1043) and his wife Matilda of Germany, Countess Palatine of Lotharingia (979–1025), a daughter of Emperor Otto II and his consort Theophanu. He was a member of the Ezzonian dynasty.
Hermann of Reichenau (1013–1064) a son of the Count of Altshausen. He was crippled by a paralytic disease from early childhood. He was born, with a cleft palate and cerebral palsy and is said to have had spina bifida. He was an 11th-century Benedictine monk and scholar. He composed works on history, music theory, mathematics, and astronomy, as well as many hymns.
Herman of Salm (d. 1088) also known as Herman(n) of Luxembourg, the progenitor of the House of Salm, was Count of Salm and elected German anti-king from 1081 until his death. Hermann was a son of Count Giselbert of Luxembourg (1007–1059). His elder brother Conrad inherited the County of Luxemburg. His wife, Countess Sophia of Formbach, left him a son, Otto, who succeeded him in Salm.
Herman II, Margrave of Baden (d. 1130) was the first to use the title Margrave of Baden, after the family seat at Castle Hohenbaden. Hermann was the son of Hermann I of Baden and Judit of Backnang-Sulichgau. He was ruler of the March of Verona from 1112 until 1130. Hermann II married Judit of Hohenberg and had 2 children.
Hermann III of Baden (c. 1105 – 1160), nicknamed the Great, was Margrave of Verona and Baden. He was the son of Hermann II of Baden and Judith von Hohenberg. He was ruler of the margraviate of Baden from 1130 until 1160.He married Bertha von Lothringen (d. after 1162), in 1134; she was the daughter of Simon I, Duke of Lorraine, and his wife Adelaide of Leuven. They had 2 children. Secondly, he married Maria of Bohemia after 1141. She was the daughter of Duke Sobeslav I of Bohemia.
Hermann IV, Margrave of Baden (1135 – 1190) was titular Margrave of Verona and Margrave of Baden from 1160. He was the son of Hermann III and Bertha of Lorraine. Around 1162 he was married to Bertha (died 1169), the daughter of Count Palatine Ludwig of Tübingen. They had 5 children.
Herman V, Margrave of Baden (c. 1180 – 1243) ruled Verona and Baden from 1190 until his death. He was the son of Herman IV and his wife Bertha of Tübingen. He married in 1217 to Irmengard, Countess Palatine by the Rhine (1200 - 1260); their marriage lasted until Herman V's death. They had 4 children.
Herman VI (c. 1226 – 1250) was Margrave of Baden and titular margrave of Verona from 1243 until his death. He was the son of Margrave Herman V and Irmengard, daughter of Count Palatine Henry V of the Rhine. In 1248, he married Gertrude of Austria, the niece of the last male member of the Babenberg dynasty, Duke Frederick II of Austria (1230–1246), and on the basis of that marriage claimed the duchies of Austria and Styria, leaving the rule over Baden to his younger brother Rudolf. They couple had 2 children.
Herman VII, Margrave of Baden-Baden, nicknamed the Rouser (German: der Wecker), (1266 – 1291), was the ruling Margrave of Baden from 1288 until his death. He was the son of Margrave Rudolf I of Baden and his wife, Kunigunde of Eberstein (c. 1230- 1284/90 in Lichtental), the daughter of Count Otto of Eberstein. He married before 6 October 1278, to Agnes of Truhendingen (died after 15 March 1309). They had 4 children.
Herman VIII, Margrave of Baden-Pforzheim was a son of Margrave Herman VII and his wife Agnes of Truhendingen. From 1291 until his death, he ruled Baden-Pforzheim, the northern part of the Margraviate of Baden, jointly with his brother Rudolf IV.
Herman IX, Margrave of Baden-Eberstein(died 1353) was a titular Margrave of Baden and a ruling Lord of Eberstein He was the son of Margrave Frederick II and his first wife Agnes of Weinsberg (d. 1320). On or before 3 June 1341, he married Mathilda of Vaihingen (d. 1381). They had one son.
Herman van Hoorn, bishop of Utrecht (d. 1156) son of Thiery de Looz, Count of Hoorn, and grandson of Emmo, Count of Looz.
Hermann I (German: Hermann von Cilli, Slovene: Herman Celjski)(around 1333 – 1385), Count of Celje, was a Styrian nobleman, who was head of the House of Celje between 1359 and 1385. He was the second-born son of Frederick of Sanneck, first Count of Celje, and his wife Diemut from the noble Wallsee family. Hermann was married to Catherine of Bosnia, a princess from the ruling Kotromanić dynasty. Two of their children survived infancy.
Hermann II, Count of Celje (1365–1435) was a Styrian nobleman and magnate most notable as the faithful supporter and father-in-law of the Hungarian king Sigismund of Luxembourg. Hermann II was the younger son of Count Hermann I of Celje and his wife, Catherine of Bosnia. The House of Celje were Styrian vassals of the Habsburg dukes of Styria and Carinthia with estates along the river Savinja, in present-day Slovenia, as well as in much of Carniola and parts of Carinthia. Hermann's mother was a member of the House of Kotromanić, daughter of Ban Stephen II of Bosnia and thus cousin of the first King of Bosnia, Tvrtko I. Hermann II married Anna, daughter of Count Henry of Schaunberg and Ursula of Gorizia, in c. 1377. They had six children.
Hermann III (1380–1426) son of Hermann II and Anna of Schaunberg. Married first to Elizabeth of Abensberg, had a daughter; married second to Beatrice of Wittelsbach, daughter of duke Ernst of Bavaria, no issue
Herman IV of Celje (1439 – 1452). Son of Ulrich II, Count of Celje and his wife Kantakuzina Katarina Branković, a daughter of Đurađ Branković and Eirene Kantakouzene.
Hermann of Wied (German: Hermann von Wied) (1477 – 1552) was the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne from 1515 to 1546. The fourth son of Frederick, count of Wied (d. 1487), Hermann was educated for the Church.
Herman Achille, Count Van Rompuy (Dutch: Herman Achille, Graaf Van Rompuy, )(1947) is a Belgian politician, who served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 2008 to 2009 and then as the first permanent President of the European Council from 2009 to 2014. Son of Dr., later Professor of Economics, Victor Lodewijk Maurits "Vic" van Rompuy (1923 – 2004) and wife Germaine Geens (1921 – 2004). Van Rompuy is married to Geertrui Windels, with whom he has four children.
Hermann von Salza (or Hermann of Salza)( c. 1165 – 1239) was the fourth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, serving from 1210 to 1239. A skilled diplomat with ties to the Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope, Hermann oversaw the expansion of the military order into Prussia. Hermann von Salza was born to a dynasty of ministeriales of the Thuringian landgraves.
Herman of Nassau (German: Hermann von Nassau) († before 1206), was count of Nassau. He later became a clergyman. Herman was the son of count Rupert III of Nassau and Elisabeth of Leiningen. He probably wasn't married and died without offspring.
Herman II, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde (c. 1184 – 1247) was a member of the House of Ascania. He ruled the County of Weimar-Orlamünde from 1206 until his death. He was the youngest son of Count Siegfried III (c. 1155 – 1206) and his wife Sophie (1159 – c. 1208), a daughter of King Valdemar I of Denmark. Herman II married Princess Beatrix of Andechs-Merania, the daughter of Duke Otto I of Merania. She was the heir to the Lordship of Plassenburg, including Kulmbach and Mittleberg, and to the Lordship of Berneck, including Goldkronach, meinau, Wirsberg, Pretzendorf, Zwernitz Castle and Trebgast. Herman II and Beatrix had 5 children.
Herman "the Elder", was a clergyman, son of Herman II & Beatrix of Andechs-Merania.
Herman III, Count of Weimar-Orlamünde (c. 1230 – 1283) was a member of the Weimar-Orlamünde branch of the House of Ascania. Herman III was a son of Herman II (d. 1247) and his wife, Beatrix of Andechs-Merania (d. 1265). His wife, whose name is unknown, died after 21 July 1279. They had four children.
Herman V (before 1287 – after 1312) son of Herman III and his unknown wife.
Herman (d. 1319) son of Otto III. Weimar-Orlamünde (sometimes called Otto IV) (1244 – 1285) and Agnes of Truhendingen (d. 1285). Therefore in paternal line a nephew of Herman III.
Hermann, Prince of Wied (German: Wilhelm Hermann Karl Fürst von Wied)(1814 – 1864) was a German nobleman, elder son of Johann August Karl, Prince of Wied. He was the father of Queen Elisabeth of Romania and grandfather of William, Prince of Albania. Hermann was the second child and first son of Johann August Karl, Prince of Wied (1779–1836), son of Friedrich Karl, Prince of Wied and Countess Marie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and his wife, Princess Sophie Auguste of Solms-Braunfels (1796–1855), daughter of William, Prince of Solms-Braunfels and his wife Countess Auguste of Salm-Grumbach. Hermann married in 1842 Princess Marie of Nassau (1825–1902), daughter of William, Duke of Nassau and his first wife Princess Louise of Saxe-Hildburghausen. They had three children.
Herman I, Count of Wied (reign: 1581–91)
Herman II, Count of Wied (reign: 1581–1631)
Hermann Leiningen or Prince Hermann Friedrich of Leiningen (1963) (His Serene Highness, Prince Hermann Friedrich Fernando Roland zu Leiningen) is the younger son of Prince Karl of Leiningen and his wife Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria. In 1987), Hermann married Deborah Cully (1961), daughter of Robert and Myrna Ruth Cully. They have three children, all daughters.
Erbgraf Hermann zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1802-1841) Son of Heinrich zu Stolberg-Wernigerode and Caroline Alexandrine Henriette Jeannette von Schönburg-Waldenburg. He married Emma Luise Sophie Victoria Henriette Adelheid Charlotte zu Erbach-Fürstenau. The couple had 3 children.
Prince Hermann zu Stolberg-Wernigerode (1867-1913) Son of Otto zzu Stolberg-Wernigerode and Anna Elisabeth Reuss. He married Dorothea Anna Agnes zu Solms- Hohensolms-Lich.
Hermann Ernst Franz Bernhard, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1832 – 1913) was the 6th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and the second son of Ernst I, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Feodora of Leiningen (half-sister of Queen Victoria). In 1862, he married Princess Leopoldine of Baden, daughter of Prince William of Baden. They had three children (one son and two daughter.
Count Hermann I of Montfort Bregenz (1403-1435) son of Count Hugo XIV of Montfort and ?. He married Margaretha von Cilli and had 4 children.
Count Hermann II of Montfort Bregenz (1434-1482) son of Count Hermann I and Margaretha von Cilli. He married Baroness Cäcilia of Liechtenstein-Murau and had 5 children.
Count Hermann III of Montfort (1469-?
) son of Count Hermann II of Montfort Bregenz and Baroness Cäcilia of Liechtenstein-Murau.
Count Hermann V of Montfort (1521-?
) son of George III van Montfort and Katharina of Poland. In paternal line a nephew of Count Hermann III.
Count Hermann I of Virneburg (1087-1143) son of Count Bernardus of Virneburg and ?.
Count Hermann II of Virneburg (1104-1157) son of Count Hermann I of Virneburg and ?.
Count Hermann III of Virneburg (1122-1208), son of Count Hermann II of Virneburg ?.
Count Hermann IV of Virneburg (1140-1191), son of Count Hermann III of Virneburg and ?. He married Ida of Cuyck-Arnsberg.
Herman V von Virneburg Graf von Virenburg (± 1190-± 1254) son of Gottfried von Virneburg and ?. Grandson of Count Hermann IV of Virneburg and Ida of Cuyck-Arnsberg.
Prince Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Pückler-Muskau (born as Count Pückler, from 1822 Prince) (1785 – 1871) was a German nobleman, renowned as an accomplished artist in landscape gardening, as well as the author of a number of books mainly centering around his travels in Europe and Northern Africa, published under the pen name of "Semilasso". He was the first of five children of Count Carl Ludwig Hans Erdmann Pückler, and the Countess Clementine of Callenberg (who gave birth to him at the age of 15). In compensation for certain privileges which he resigned, he was raised to the rank of "Fürst" by King Frederik Wilhelm III of Prussia. In 1817 he had married the Dowager Countess Lucie von Pappenheim, née von Hardenberg, daughter of Prussian statesman Prince Karl August von Hardenberg; the marriage was legally dissolved after nine years, in 1826, though they did not separate and remained on amicable terms. Dying childless, the castle and estate passed to the heir to the Princely title, his nephew Heinrich von Pueckler, with money and the inventory to his niece Marie von Pachelbl-Gehag, née von Seydewitz.
Baron Hermann of Metternich (1496-1560), son of Dieter I von Metternich and Margaretha Weyer von Nickenich.
Baron Hermann III of Rennenberg (1292-1331), son of Baron Rorich I of Rennenberg and Mechtilde (Mathilde) von Virneburg. Married Barones Agnes of Rennenberg. They had issue.
Baron Hermann IV of Rennenberg (1319-?
), son of Baron Hermann III of Rennenberg and Barones Agnes of Rennenberg
Baron Hermann von Soden (1852 – 1914) was a German Biblical scholar, minister, professor of divinity, and textual theorist.
Hermann Freiherr von Richthofen (1933) is a German diplomat. He is a great nephew of Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron". Hermann von Richthofen was married and had three children with his wife.
Hermann Freiherr von Stein (1859 – 1928) was a Bavarian Army General. The son of Bernhard Ferdinand Freiherr von Stein zu Nord- und Ostheim and his wife Luise, born Freiin Löw von und zu Steinfurt. He married in 1885 Karoline (Lina) Marie Dorotheé Valentine Josepha von Heckel (1860–1927). The couple had a son.
Baron Hermann V of Rennenberg (1348-1421), son of Baron Rorich II of Rennenberg and Nesa von Isenburg Braunsberg. They had issue
Baron Hermann of Rennenberg (1376-?
), son of Baron Hermann V of Rennenberg and ?.
Freiherr Hermann Arnold Adrian von Wachtendonk (1666-1702) son of Anna Theodora von Wendt zu Holtfeld and Anton Arnold von Wachtendonk. He married Anna Maria Auguste von Weichs zur Wenne. They had 3 daughters.
Hermann Freiherr von Humboldt
Hermann Friedrich Wilhelm Karl August Theodor, Freiherr von Dungern (1836-1880) Son of Emil August Viktor Freiherr von Dungern and Dorothea Natalie von Dungern (Marschall von Bieberstein). He married Wilhelmine Freiin von Dungern and had issue.
Freiherr Hermann Wilhelm Karl von Dungern (1874-1947) Son of Hermann Freiherr von Dungern and Wilhelmine Freiin von Dungern. He married Marie von Hesse and had issue.
Freiherr Hermann-Heinrich Alfred Alexander Karl von Dungern (1898-?) Son of Freiherr Hermann von Dungern and Maria von Hesse. He married and divorced Adelheid von Veltheim. They had issue