Herodotus - Meaning of Herodotus

What does Herodotus mean?

[ syll. he-ro-do-tus, her-odot-us ] The baby boy name Herodotus is pronounced as HHEHRDDAATAHS †. Herodotus' origin is Old Greek. The name means given to the hero. It is derived from the words 'heros' meaning hero, fighter ; 'dotos' given to. Herodotos (Old Greek) is an older form of Herodotus. The name was borne by Herodotus, the 5th-century Greek historian. He has been called the 'father of history' for being the first to systematically keep narrative records of history.

Herodotios, Herodotius, Herodoto, and Herodotos are variations of Herodotus.

See also the related categories, fighter (warrior), hero, and greek.

Herodotus is rare as a baby boy name. It is listed outside of the top 1000.

Baby names that sound like Herodotus include Hardea, Hartea, Heretoga, Herodotios, Herodotos, Haridasa, Harithah, Herodotius, Hardic, Hardick, Hardik, Hardwick, Hardwik, Hardwyck, Hardwyk, Hardyc, Hardyck, Hardyk, Haridas, and Herodes.

† approx English pronunciation for Herodotus: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"

A famous person named Herodotus is Herodotus, Historian.

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