Meaning: “whole; universal.”
The name is derived from the latinized Germanic name, Arminius, which is believed to be derived from the Germanic element, ermen, (whole; universal). It is suggested that Arminius was a latinized form of Herman.
The name was borne by a 1st-century Cherusci leader who lead a rebellion against the Romans and defeated the Romans in the famous Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.
As of 2010, Armin was the 15th most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina. His rankings in other countries are as follows:
- # 65 (Hungary, 2010)
- # 380 (Netherlands, 2010)
Other forms of the name include:
- Armini (Azeri/Catalan)
- Armin (Bosnian/Croatian/Dutch/German/Hungarian/Serbian/Slovene)
- Arminije (Croatian)
- Arminij Арминий (Bulgarian/Macedonian/Russian/Ukrainian)
- Arminio (Galician/Italian/Spanish)
- Arminiusi არმინიუსი (Georgian)
- Arminijus (Lithuanian)
- Armínio (Portuguese)
- Arminiu (Sicilian)