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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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#28900 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hercules for boys (2015 statistics).
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