Updated February 28, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Hera's glory

Boy name variations

Ercole

Ercole

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Ercolo

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Ercule

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Herakles

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Hercule

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Herculie

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Herc

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How Popular Is The Name Hercules

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and Scottish : from a personal name of Greek origin, which was in use in Cornwall and elsewhere till the 19th century. Hercules is the Latin form of Greek Hēraklēs, meaning ‘glory of Hera’ (the queen of the gods). It was the name of a demigod in classical mythology, who was the son of Zeus, king of the gods, by a human woman. His outstanding quality was his superhuman strength.
  • Scottish (Shetland) : from a personal name adopted as an Americanized form of Old Norse Hákon (see Haagensen).