What does Hercules mean?
Hercules /her-cu-les/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)