What does Hercules mean?
Mythology: the Greek hero Hercules was a son of Zeus who possessed extraordinary strength. It has been in use since the 16th century, and in Scotland it has been used as an anglicization of the Gaelic name Athairne and the Norse Hacon. 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.
How popular is Hercules?
Hercules is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#16525 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Hercules for boys. Hercules has yet to be ranked in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Suggested similar baby names are Hermes, Hermus, Hernlea, Hernlee, Hernley, Herschel, Herschell, Hershel, Herzel, Herzl, Hirschel, Hirschl, Horslea, Horsley, Horslie, Horsly, Mercure, Mercuree, Mercurey and Pericles. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hercules.