HERO (1)
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Ηρω (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: HEER-o (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Derived from Greek ‘ηρως (heros) meaning "hero". In Greek legend she was the lover of Leander, who would swim across the Hellespont each night to meet her. He was killed on one such occasion when he got caught in a storm while in the water, and when Hero saw his dead body she drowned herself. This is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's play 'Much Ado About Nothing' (1599).
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Iro (Greek)
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