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Hercules meaning and name origin

Hercules \he-rcu-les, her-cules\ as a boy's 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 has 6 variant forms: Ercole, Ercolo, Ercule, Herakles, Hercule and Herculie.

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Popularity of Hercules

Hercules is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#28900 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Hercules
Popularity of Hercules