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What does Herakles mean?

Herakles Pronunciation of Herakles [her-ak-les] as a boys' name is a Greek name, and the meaning of the name Herakles is "Hera's glory". Herakles is an alternate form of Hercules (Greek).

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2 different relations via Hercules: Heraclio and Hercule.

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Middle name pairings:
Herakles Avian (H.A.), ..

How popular is Herakles?

Herakles is an uncommon given name for men. Herakles is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Herakles (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 is Hercules. Adoption of this relation of Herakles was more pronounced during 1910-1919 (#1971). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Herakles and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arles, Berklee, Berkley, Delles, Graves, Hadlea (see Hadley), Hadley, Haglee, Hagley, Hailey, Hakeem, Hale, Haley, Halle, Hallem, Halley, Hamlen, Hamlet, Hanlea, Hanlee, Hanley, Hannes, Harald, Haralds, Harlea, Harlee, Harley, Hartlea, Hartlee, Hawes, Hayes, Hayle, Hayley, Headley, Hearne, Heckie, Hedley, Heike, Hendries, Henlea, Henley, Heraldo, Herbie, Herculie (see Hercules), Herlad, Hermes, Hermilo, Hermite, Hermus, Hernandez, Herne, Hernlea (see Hernley), Hernlee (see Hernley), Hernley, Hernlie (see Hernley), Hernly, Herold, Herschel, Hershel, Hertzel, Herve, Hervey, Herzel, Herzl, Hocklea (see Hockley), Hocklee (see Hockley), Hockley, Horace, Horatius, Horslea (see Horsley), Horsley, Hovannes, Parkes, Pericles and Xerxes. These names tend to be more commonly used than Herakles.

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