Hera

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

1)
Short form of names beginning with Her- (see HER) [1]

2)
From the name of the Greek goddess Ἥρα (Hera) [2] [1] [3]
The meaning is uncertain. Some theories include:

a) Greek ‘ηρα (héra) = 'lady, mistress' [2]

b) Greek ‘ηρως (heros) = 'hero, warrior' (see also Heron, Iraida) [3]

c) Greek ‘ωρα (hora) = 'period of time' [3]

d) Greek ‘αιρεω (haireo) = 'to be chosen' [3]

Related Names

Hera
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Faroese Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Hera
Accusative: Heru
Dative: Heru
Genitive: Heru
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Hera
Accusative: Heru
Dative: Heru
Genitive: Heru

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Iceland Iceland[4]
119 152 0 0
Sweden Sweden[5]
44 69 1 1
Norway Norway[6]
29 n.a. 0 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[7]
25 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
n.a. 7 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Hera.

Sources: [5] [7] [6] [8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  4. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi