Given Name HERACLIUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Ηρακλειος (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek personal name ‘Ηρακλειος (Herakleios) which was derived from the name of the Greek hero HERAKLES. This was the name of a 7th-century Byzantine emperor, known for his victories over the Sassanid Persian Empire. This name was also borne by two early saints.

Categories

emperors, Latinizations, saints
VARIANT: Herakleios
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Erekle (Georgian), Herakles (Greek Mythology), Irakliy (Russian), Heraclio (Spanish)