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Hector 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.
For more information, see also the related name Eachann.
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Popularity of Hector
Hector is a very popular first name for males (#189 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5584 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
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