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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.


Hercules is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#28900 out of 88799, Top 33%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hercules for boys. Hercules has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hercules name in U.S.

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