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What does Hera mean?

Hera Pronunciation of Hera [hera] as a girls' name is pronounced HARE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hera is "queen". Mythology: Hera (Juno to the Romans) was the Greek Queen of Heaven, wife of Zeus. Dealing with her husband's infidelities resulted in her also being called the goddess of marriages.

Related girl name: Cassandra.

Associated with: greek, queen, mythology, romans, heaven, goddess.


Creative forms:
(female) Heia, Herra, ..

(male) Her, Herar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hera Janiya (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hera?

Hera is an unusual given name for females but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#96918 out of 150436, Top 64%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Cassandra (#511 last year) is the only popular alternative form of Hera (unlisted). This relation of Hera reached the top of its popularity 25 years ago (usage of 0.42%) and is now significantly less widespread (usage 0.03%, 93%), with Cassandra becoming less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cassandra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cassandra outside U.S.

Similar Names

Hera is pronounced similarly to Hero. Other suggested similar names are Abra, Afra, Ara, Bara, Bera, Cara, Ceara, Ceira, Cera, Cora, Dara, Edra, Eira, Emera, Fara, Hajra, Hana, Hava, Haya, Heda, Hedda, Hedi, Hege, Heida, Helga, Helia, Hella, Hema, Hena, Herma, Hermia, Herta, Hertha, Hetta, Huela, Iara, Idra, Ira, Keera, Keira, Kera, Kerra, Kiera, Legra, Leora, Lora, Lura, Lyra, Mara, Meera, Meira, Mera, Mira, Mora, Myra, Nera, Nora, Nura, Ofra, Ora, Pera, Rora, Sara, Sebra, Sera, Teara, Tedra, Tera, Terra, Tiera, Tora, Veera, Vera and Zara. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hera.

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