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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Hera mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Hera

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  • According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Hera is of Greek origin and means "Hera (Roman name: Juno), wife of Zeus and queen of the ancient Greek gods, represented the ideal woman and was goddess of marriage and the family. However, she was perhaps most famous for her jealous and vengeful nature, principally aimed against the lovers of her husband and their illegitimate offspring.".
  • A submission from Alaska, United States says the name Hera means "The goddess of marriage or unity. Wife to Zeus; a powerful name." and is of Greek origin.
  • A submission from Malaysia says the name Hera means "Gift of god" and is of Unknown origin.

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  1. Queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno

Borrowing from Latin Hēra, from Ancient Greek Ἥρα (Hḗra).

  1. (Greek mythology) The queen of the gods, and goddess of marriage and birth; daughter of Cronus and Rhea, sister and wife of Zeus, mother of Hephaestus, Ares, and Hebe.

Hera was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Faroese, Galician, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Lithuanian, Maori, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Hera

Hera is a fictional character.


Hera Björk is a pop music and soul music singing. She has been prominent since 2000. Hera was given the name Hera Björk Þórhallsdóttir on March 29th, 1972.


Hera Hjartardóttir is a popular music and folk music musician. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She was most active from 1999 to present. Hera was born on April 1st, 1983 in Reykjavík. Hera is also known as Hera.


Hera was given the name Hera Desi Ana Rachmawati on December 2nd, 1992 in Purworejo Regency. Hera is also known as Rachmawati and Hera Desi Ana.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Hera

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Eka Hera is an athlete for the 2011–12 Arema FC season.


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Popularity of Hera as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Hera U.S.
  White 50.67% 64.26%
  African American 3.14% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 18.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 24.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Hera

People with the last name Hera are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Hera

  • How Popular is the name Hera? Hera is the 16,440th most popular name of all time. As a last name Hera was the 84,136th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Hera have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 493 babies born with the first name Hera in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hera to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hera? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1970 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Hera first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hera is Wednesday, March 27th, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Hera born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hera was in 2015 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Random Hera Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hera is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Hera: Your name in reverse order is Areh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hera. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Hera? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 223 people with the last name Hera.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Hera? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Hera as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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