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Given Name HERA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Ηρα (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: HER-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Uncertain meaning, possibly from either Greek ‘ηρως (heros) "hero, warrior"; ‘ωρα (hora) "period of time"; or ‘αιρεω (haireo) "to be chosen". In Greek mythology Hera was the queen of the gods, the sister and wife of Zeus. She presided over marriage and childbirth.
Related Names
VARIANT: Herakles
OTHER LANGUAGES: Heracleitus, Heraclius, Herakleides, Herakleios, Herakleitos (Ancient Greek), Hercule (French), Erekle, Irakli (Georgian), Ercole (Italian), Hercules (Roman Mythology), Irakliy (Russian), Heraclio (Spanish), Ercwlff (Welsh)
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