Hera Origin and Meaning

The name Hera is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "protectress".
She was queen of the Greek gods, both sister and wife to Zeus, but the name of her Roman counterpart Juno has become much more fashionable these days. That said, we think Hera has possibilities today too, as so many ancient goddess names rise to prominence.

More than 50 baby girls were given the name last year, about the same number as were named Eugenia. About twice that many were named Juno. Another similar mythological choice, Hero -- yes, it's a female name -- was given to only 13 baby girls.
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Famous People Named Hera

  • Hera CookNew Zealand historian and author
  • Hera Lindsay BirdNew Zealand poet
  • Hera Chanwinner of Miss Hong Kong 2018 beauty pageant and Miss Chinese International 2019 beauty pageant

Hera in Pop Culture

  • HeraGreek goddess of marriage and wife of Zeus
  • Heradaughter of Athena and Helo on TV's "Battlestar Galactica"
  • Heracharacter in 'Goddess of Troy' by PC Cast
  • Hera Syndullacharacter on animated series "Star Wars Rebels"
  • Heraa heron on "Toad Patrol"
  • Heraan AI character in the podcast Wolf 359

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