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What does Ector mean?

Ector Pronunciation of Ector [ec-tor] as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and the name Ector means "to restrain, defend". Ector is an alternate form of Hector (Greek): from Hekt˘r.

Associated with: greek.


2 related forms via Hector: Ettore and Heitor.

Creative forms:
(male) Ecton, Eltor, ..

(female) Ecte, Ectel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ector Alden (E.A.), ..

How popular is Ector?

Ector is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#23167 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Ector (outside Top 2000) are Hector (#303 a year ago) and Ettore. Adoption of these forms of Ector reached its apex 10 years ago (average #1083) and is somewhat less today (#1151, 49.3% less usage). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ettore, Hector in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ector and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Artor, Eaton, Egor, Eldor, Elton, Eston, Eton, Eyton, Factor, Victor and Vitor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ector.

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