Hector - Meaning Of Hector, What Does Hector Mean?

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Hector Meaning


What does Hector mean, popularity, numerology and more.

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.

In the U.S. in 2013, it ranked 277 in baby name popularity for boys with 1248 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Hector Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Hector has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Hector to other names.


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

Hector has the diminutives (nicknames) Heck, Heckie.

Hector falls into the Greek myth name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Hector Elizondo.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Hector in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

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.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Hector Numerology page.

Hector Numerology
Hector in Hieroglyhics
Hector in Nautical Flags
English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.

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