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

The name Hera is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "protectress". Hera and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Hera

Hera Cook, New Zealand historian and author
Hera Lindsay Bird, New Zealand poet

Pop Culture References for the name Hera

Hera, Greek goddess of marriage and wife of Zeus
Hera, daughter of Athena and Helo on TV's "Battlestar Galactica"
Hera, character in 'Goddess of Troy' by PC Cast
Hera Syndulla, character on animated series "Star Wars Rebels"
Hera, a heron on "Toad Patrol"
Hera, an AI character in the podcast Wolf 359


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.