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.
(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)
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 #303. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Ettore is the only other prominent variation form of Hector (#303 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 (#1151, down 49.3%).
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.See names in meaning and etymology.