Iraklis or Herakles is a male Greek name, which originates from the ancient years and refers to the hero Hercules of the Greek mythology
The ancient Greek name Herakles or Iraklis derives from the words “hera” – the name of Goddess Hera (Ira in Greek) and the word “kleos” which means glory; therefore, Herakles means the glory of Hera.
Spelling Iraklis is closer to the original Greek spelling “Ηρακλής”.
Sound of name Iraklis: Ee-ra-kleés
Female Version of name Iraklis: Irakleia
Nameday of Iraklis: April 10
Origins of name Iraklis – The 40 martyrs
For the Greek Orthodox Church, name Iraklis is associated with a man referred to in ecclesiastical books as one of the 40 martyrs who were tortured to death along with St Maximus, Terentius and Africanus.
Although there is not enough information about him, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the memory and nameday of Iraklis on April 10th.
Nicknames deriving from name Iraklis
Iraklis does not have many nicknames or diminutives, as most of the ancient Greek names
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Iraklis
Iraklis is an honest man and a good friend, who does not forgive lies easily. He is usually into women with a maternal instinct.