Hermione has origins in Greek mythology as the name of the daughter of Helen and Menelaus. It is the feminine form of Hermes and can be translated to "earthly" or "messenger." The name also has strong literary influences, including the Harry Potter series and Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. Despite these literary ties, Hermione is considered a rare name in the United States.
Similar Names: Hermine, Hermia
Famous Hermione Names: Hermione Baddeley (English actress), Hermione Cockburn (British TV/Radio personality)