Gender: Female Pronunciation: HEH-rah Meaning of Hera: "protectress" Origin of Hera: Greek

Hera Origin and Meaning

The name Hera is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "protectress".

She may have been queen of the Greek gods, but her name is wispy and wan.

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vasiliki Says:


The standard Greek pronunciation is EER-a. I personally like it as a name, but the association with the vengeful goddess might be a bit too much. Then again, she *was* the queen of the Greek pantheon, so...

Wildmoonchild Says:


I always thought it was pronounced heer-a but heh-ruh is much prettier! I like this a lot!!

srudolph Says:


"wispy and wan" - please stop offering judgements, Nameberry! It's rude.

BrittanyBrown Says:


I just LOVE this name! Thinking about using it for my future little one...

kxlly0614 Says:


I like this name along with the Roman version Juno. I think its nice pronounced as "Hehruh".

lu_brasil Says:


It depends, the pronunciation in my language is EH-rah.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


The pronounciation of this name is HAIR-uh. I don't find this name wispy and wan, the only reason I wouldn't use this name is because Hera was a vindictive goddess.