Gender Masculine
Scripts Ἡρῴδης, Ἡρώδης(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Latin form of HEROD, as well as the usual biblical Greek transcription of Ἡρῴδης: after the classical period, the ι in the sequence ωι (often written as a subscript like ) was not pronounced.

Related Names

DiminutiveHerodion(Biblical Greek)
Feminine FormHerodias(Biblical Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesHeroides, Heroidion(Ancient Greek) Herod, Herodion(Biblical) Rodion, Rodya(Russian)


Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from

Entry updated May 29, 2020