GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Ηρωιδιας, ‘Ηρωδιας (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Feminine form of HEROD. This was the name of a member of the Herodian ruling family of Judea, a sister of Herod Agrippa and the wife of Herod Antipas. She appears in the New Testament, where she contrives to have her husband Antipas imprison and execute John the Baptist.
MASCULINE FORMS: Herod (Biblical), Herodes (Biblical Latin), Herodes (Biblical Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Heroidias (Ancient Greek)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017