HEROD
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Ηρωιδης (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: HER-əd (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Greek name ‘Ηρωιδης (Heroides), which probably means "song of the hero" from ‘ηρως (heros) "hero, warrior" combined with ωιδης (oides) "song, ode". This was the name of several rulers of Judea during the period when it was part of the Roman Empire. This includes Herod the Great, the king who ordered the slaughter of the children in the New Testament.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Herodes, Herodion (Ancient Greek), Herodes, Herodion (Biblical Greek), Herodes, Herodion (Biblical Latin), Rodion (Russian)
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