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(See: Heroine Names)
Hero names are an alternative to having a family name as a middle name, by using the spot to honor a hero, whether political, historical or otherwise. 14 Hero names and what they mean, for hero for baby girls, listing 1-14. Here is the list of Hero names for boys.
Augusta .. Ge Wodehouse's foppish hero Bertie Wooster had a terrifying Aunt Augusta, possibly giving the name a slightly intimidating connotation Popular in Britain toward the end of the 19th century ..
Candida .. This may have been inspired by George Bernard Shaw's play "Candida" (1897), which was based on the name of the hero in Voltaire's 1759 novel "Candide", which is the French form ..
Ceridwen .. Also supposedly the name of the mother of the legendary sixth-century Welsh hero Taliesin.
Courtney .. People have associated the name with "court nez" meaning "short nose", which was the nickname of a famous hero from a medieval story who lost the tip of his nose in battle ..
Hayley .. May possibly be from the Norse word "haela", meaning "hero" ..
Hildegarde .. Scandinavian mythology: Hildegard was a Valkyrie sent by Odin to escort battle heroes to Valhalla ..
Jerica .. Author Jean Auel used Jerika as the name of the hero's sister in the "Clan of the Cave Bear" series.
Joan .. Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, is portrayed as a national and political hero, as well as a religious heroine ..
Laura .. In classical times, a crown was made from the leaves of the bay laurel for heroes or victors as a symbol of honor and victory ..
Phaedra .. Greek mythology: the daughter of King Minos, who was married to the hero Theseus and fell in love with her stepson Hippolytus ..
Ulyssa .. Feminine of Ulysses, name of the far-traveling hero of Homer's "Odyssey".
Valkyrie .. Mythology: the attendants of Odin who guide the heroes slain in battle to the feasting hall on Valhalla.
Varina .. The name of an early Virginia plantation, and also of the wife of Jefferson Davis, hero of the Confederacy.
Yancey .. The hero in Edna Ferber's novel "Cimarron" was named Yancey ..
Augusta, Candida, Courtney, Hayley, Hildegarde, Jerica, Joan and Laura are commonly used names, while Ceridwen, Phaedra, Ulyssa, Valkyrie, Varina and Yancey are rare in comparison. (2000 U.S. Census)
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