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What does Hector mean?

Hector [hec-tor] as a boys' name is pronounced HEK-tor. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Hector is "to restrain, defend".

From Hekt˘r, derived from ekhein. In classical legend and Homer's "Iliad", Hector was a prince and warrior of Troy. The name was used in Scotland as an English form of Eachann. Designer Ettore Sottsass; composer Hector Berlioz.

Associated with: greek, classical (medieval), legend (mythology), prince (king), warrior, scotland.

Variations

Hector has 7 variants: Ector, Ettore, Hec, Hecie, Heck, Heckie and Heitor.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Hecton, Hedtor, ..

(female) Hecter, Hectorey, ..

How popular is Hector?

Hector is a very popular first name for men (#189 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#7671 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name statistics of Hector for boys. Hector reached its top position of #156 in the U.S. in 1992, and is currently at #291. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Ettore is the only other prominent variation form of Hector (#291 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Hector was common among parents in the year 2005 (average #1083) and is somewhat lower today (#1145, down 48.4%).

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

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE HECTOR

Suggested similar names are Anchor, Artor, Castor, Delmor (see Delmar), Factor, Fedor, Feodor, Hacon, Halton, Halvor, Heath, Heber, Hebor, Hedeon, Heder, Heiko, Heiner, Helier, Heller, Heriot, Hermon, Heroot (see Cherut), Herrior, Heulog, Hewson, Hilton, Horton, Hunter, Huston, Hutton, Hylton, Kastor, Meinor, Menor, Mentor, Mercator, Nestor, Proctor, Seamor, Senior, Teador, Tedor, Telfor, Teodor, Viator, Victor, Viktor, Vitor and Yegor. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hector.


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