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What does Hec mean?

Hec Pronunciation of Hec [hec] as a name for boys has its root in Greek, and the name Hec means "to restrain, defend". Hec is a variant form of Hector (Greek): from Hekt˘r.

Associated with: greek.


Hec has 1 variant: Heck.

2 more related forms via Hector: Hecie and Heckie.

Creative forms:
(male) Haac, Henc, ..

(female) Her, Hesi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hec Griffin (H.G.), ..

How popular is Hec?

Hec is an unusual first name for men. Hec is an unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent related form of Hec (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000 is Hector (#303 a year ago). Adoption of this form of Hec was well-received a decade ago (adoption of 0.1%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.1%, 49.3% less). (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Hec is pronounced similarly to Hawk and Heike. Other recommended names are Hem and Hew. Like Hec, these names are not commonly used.

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