Pronounced HEE row
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About the name Hero

Hero is the name of a priestess of Aphrodite who loved a man named Leander. He swam a straight every night to be with her and she put a candle in the window to guide his way. One stormy night the candle blew out. Leander was lost and Hero took her life. Hero is also a main character of the play Much Ado About Nothing.
Hero was also the name of one of the sons of King Priam of Troy and the name of a first century CE Greek mathematician.

The name Hero means "brave one". This name could be used for a boy or a girl.

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