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Meaning and name origin

Hector \he(c)-tor\ as a boy's name is pronounced HEK-tor. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hector is "to restrain". In Homer's "Iliad", Hector was a prince of Troy. Designer Ettore Sottsass; composer Hector Berlioz.


Hector has 2 variant forms: Ector and Ettore.

For more information, see also the related boy name Eachann.


Hector is a very popular first name for males (#189 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5584 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Hector for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hector name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hector outside U.S.