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Origin of the name HERAKLES.
Etymology of the name HERAKLES.
Meaning of the baby name HERAKLES.

  

HERAKLES (Ἡρακλῆς).  Greek name meaning "lordly fame."

    It is usual to explain as Ἡρα-κλῆς (fame of Hera) the name of the son of Zeus and Alcmena, whose bitterest foe Hera was, according to the current legends of Greece; but noble fame is a far more probable origin for Herakles, compound as he is of the oft-repeated Sun-myth mixed with the veritable Samson, and the horrible Phoenician Melkarth or Moloch, with whom the Tyrians themselves identified Herakles. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).

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