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What does Hero mean?

Hero Pronunciation of Hero as a girls' name is of Greek origin. Mythology: a priestess of Aphrodite and the beloved of Leander. Literary: Shakespeare used the name for the wronged woman in "Much Ado About Nothing".

ASSOCIATED WITH Her-, greek, mythology, literary




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How popular is Hero?

Hero is an uncommon first name for females but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#77222 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Hero has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hero name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Hero is alike in pronunciation to Hera. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Caro, Doro, Gro, Guro, Hebe, Heda, Hedi, Hedy, Hege, Hema, Hena, Herma and Herta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hero.