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Gender: F Meaning of Hero: "demi-god" Origin of Hero: Greek

Despite the possibility of gender confusion, the Hero in Greek myth was a woman. Myleene Klass got that when she chose Hero for her daughter, and Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson used it as their daughter's middle--and we wouldn't be surprised to see more girls with this heroic name.

In Greek legend young Leander swam across dangerous waters every night to court his beloved Hero. In Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Hero is the love interest of Claudio and cousin of Beatrice.

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Famous People Named Hero

Hero Harper Quinn (b. 2011), daughter of Myleene Angela Klass
Romy Hero Johnson (b. 2012), daughter of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood

Pop Culture References for the Name Hero

Hero, character from Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Hero Brown, character from 'Y: The Last Man'
Hero Pavloussi, intensely arrogant and egotistical wife of a Greek shipping tycoon in Patrick White's 'The Vivisector' (1970)
Hero Farnsworth Ames, character from Gillian, by Frank Yerby
Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite who threw herself into the sea when her lover Leander drowned.