Herod - Meaning of Herod

What does Herod mean?

[ 2 syll. he-rod, her-od ] The baby boy name Herod is pronounced in English as HHEHR-ahD †. The origin of Herod is Old Greek. The name is of the meaning song of the hero. It is derived from the elements 'heros' meaning hero, fighter ; 'oides' ode, song. Herodes (Greek) is an original form of Herod. The name was borne by several rulers of Judea, notably Herod the Great, who was jealous of the birth of Jesus Christ and ordered the slaying of all children in Bethlehem under two years old. His son Herod Antipas married Herodias, the wife of his half-brother; he later imprisoned and killed John the Baptist as the latter did not approve of his marriage. Due to the negative associations of the name, it has seldom been used. The name Herodias (Biblical) is the female version of Herod.

The name Herodes is a variant of Herod.

Herodion (pet form) is another variant of Herod.

See also the related categories, fighter (warrior), rulers (king), jesus, son (heir), brother, hero, half, greek, baptist, and john.

Herod is rarely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.

Baby names that sound like Herod include Harjeet, Harshad, Hristo, Harshita, Harsita, Heorot, Herriot, Heraclito, Horst, Horste, Hurit, and Hurst.

† Pronunciation for Herod: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)"

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