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What does Heck mean?

Heck Pronunciation of Heck [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.

Associated with: greek.


Heck has 1 variant: Hec.

2 more relations via Hector: Hecie and Heckie.

Creative forms:
(male) Hack, Hock, ..

(female) Hesa, Hesi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Heck Jovani (H.J.), ..

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?

with its source form and related boy names. The only prominent alternative form of Heck (not in Top 2000) is Hector (#303 in 2015). Other variants, like Heckie, are seldom used. This form of Heck reached the apex of its popularity 10 years ago (#166) and is somewhat less common today (#303, 49.3%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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 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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