Latinized form of the Greek name ‘Ηροδοτος (Herodotos)
, meaning "given to the hero", derived from ‘ηρως (heros)
"hero, warrior" and δοτος (dotos)
"given to, granted". Herodotus was a Greek historian of the 5th century BC who wrote about Persian and the Persian Wars. He is known as the Father of History.