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GenderMasculine
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.
VariantHerakleios
Other Languages & CulturesErekle Georgian Herakles Greek Mythology Irakliy Russian Heraclio Spanish

Categories

emperors, Latinizations, saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute