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Hector Meaning


What does Hector mean?

The name Hector is of Greek, English and Latin origin.

The meaning of Hector is "defend, hold fast".

Hector is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Hec-tor.

The Given Name Hector

Hector is a name with class.

This 2 syllable name has a positive vibe and strength.

Hector is also great as a middle name.

Hector falls into the Greek myth name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Hector 'Toe' Blake, and Hector Berlioz.

Hector Popularity

In the U.S. in 2017, it ranked 317 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,070 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 319 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,096 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Hector has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Hector Name Popularity Page.

Hector Related Names

The names Ettore, Hectorina, Heitor are all forms of Hector.

Hector has the diminutives (nicknames) Heck, Heckie.

Famous Hectors

  • Hector ~ Greek Myth - A son of Priam who was slain by Achilles.
  • Hector 'Toe' Blake ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Hector Berlioz ~ Musician
  • Hector Elizondo ~ Actor
  • Hector Herrera ~ Soccer Player
  • Hector Moreno ~ Soccer Player
  • Hector Scarone ~ Soccer Player

Hector Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Hector.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Hector Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Hector in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Hector.

Just for fun, see the name Hector in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Hector in Nautical Flags page.