Given Name HERO (1)

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Ηρω (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: HIR-o (English)   [details]

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).

Categories

Greek mythology, mythology, Shakespearian characters
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iro (Greek)
SAME SPELLING: Hero (2)
USER SUBMISSION: Hero