What does Hercules mean?
Hercules \he-rcu-les, her-cules\ as a boys' name is pronounced HERK-yoo-lees. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hercules is "Hera's glory". Mythology: the Greek Hercules was a son of Zeus who possessed extraordinary strength. The name was borne by at least two saints, but may be better known through Agatha Christie's fictional Belgian detective and intellectual Hercule Poirot.
Hercules is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#28900 out of 88799, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Hercules for boys. Hercules has yet to be ranked in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)