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Hercules Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Hercules is of Greek and Latin origin.

The meaning of Hercules is "glory".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 5785 in baby name popularity for boys with 15 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Hercules Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Hercules has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Hercules to other names.


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Related Names

The names Ercole, Ercwlff, Hercule are all forms of Hercules.

Hercules has the diminutive (nickname) Herk.

Other Tidbits

Hercules falls into the Greek myth name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Hercules in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Hercules.

Just for fun, see the name Hercules in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Hercules in Nautical Flags page.

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