Meaning: Latinized form of Greek Herodotos from Greek elements heros meaning “hero, warrior” and dotos meaning “given, granted” essentially meaning “gift of the hero” or “given hero” or “given to the hero”.
I’ve also seen the name as being “gift of Hera” which could be true- if it was spelled Heradorus, Hera being the name of the Greek goddess with doron being the Greek element meaning “gift”while dotos is the Greek element meaning “given, granted”.
Variants: Herodotos (Greek)
There was a Greek historian in the fifth century B.C. named Herodotus known as the father of history.