This card's English, German and Spanish names are based on the beetle's names which in turn are based on the Roman hero Hercules.
Its Italian name literally translates to "Herculean Scarab".
The OCG names are based on the beetle's English name, and its names in Japanese and Korean (ヘラクレスオオカブト Herakuresu Ookabuto and 헤라클레스 장수 풍뎅이 Herakeulleseu Jangsu Pungdeng-i) which in turn are based on Hercules's Greek counterpart, Heracles.
This card's OCG/TCG artwork is taken from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist Duel 007: "The Trap", specifically from the panel where this monster is Summoned.