Gender Masculine
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. /ɛʁ.kyl/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

French form of Hercules. It was used by the British writer Agatha Christie for the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the protagonist in many of her mystery novels (debuting 1920).

Related Names

RootsHera + kleos
Other Languages & CulturesIrakli(Georgian) Iraklis(Greek) Heracles, Herakles(Greek Mythology) Ercole(Italian) Hercules(Roman Mythology) Ercwlff(Welsh)


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Entry updated June 9, 2023