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Herman

[hur-muh n]
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  1. WoodrowWoody, 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.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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