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.