First name origin & meaning:
Greek: Hera's glory
First name variations: Ercole, Ercolo, Ercule, Herakles, Hercule, Herculie, Herc
Last name origins & meanings:
- English and Scottish: from a personal name of Greek origin,
which was in use in Cornwall and elsewhere till the 19th
century. Hercules is the Latin form of Greek
Hēraklēs, meaning ‘glory of Hera’ (the queen of the
gods). It was the name of a demigod in classical mythology, who was
the son of Zeus, king of the gods, by a human woman. His outstanding
quality was his superhuman strength.
- Scottish (Shetland): from a
personal name adopted as an Americanized form of Old Norse
Hákon (see Haagensen).
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