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What does Heck mean?

Heck Pronunciation of Heck as a name for boys has its root in Greek, and the name Heck means "to restrain, defend". Heck is a version of Hector (Greek): from Hekt˘r.

STARTS WITH He-

ASSOCIATED WITH greek

Variations

VARIANT Hec

RELATIONS VIA HECTOR Hecie, Heckie

CREATIVE FORMS
(male)

(female)


MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Heck Finn (H.F.), ..

How popular is Heck?

Heck is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2415 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

The only prominent alternative form of Heck (NOT IN TOP 2000) is Hector (#319 IN 2016). Other variants, like Heckie, are seldom used. This form of Heck reached the apex of its popularity 11 years ago (#166) and is now much less common (#319, 52.8%). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2016)



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

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

Similar Names

Heck is pronounced similarly to Hawk, Hawke and Heike. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aleck, Beck, Breck, Buck, Dack, Dick, Hank, Heiko, Hein, Heli, Hem, Henk, Herb, Hern, Herv (see Harvey), Hew, Hewe, Jack, Jock, Lock, Luck, Mack, Mick, Nick, Rick, Rock, Tuck, Vick, Wick, Wyck and Zack. These names tend to be more commonly used than Heck.

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