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What does Heitor mean?

Heitor Pronunciation of Heitor [heitor] as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and the name Heitor means "to restrain, defend". Heitor is a Portuguese form of Hector (Greek): from Hekt˘r.

Associated with: greek.


1 related form via Hector: Ector.

Creative forms:
(male) Hedor, Heitro, ..

(female) Heitra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Heitor Rey (H.R.), ..

How popular is Heitor?

Heitor is a rare given name for men. Heitor is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Heitor (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Hector (#303 last year). Adoption of this form of Heitor reached its highest 10 years ago (usage of 0.12%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.06%, down 49.3%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Artor, Bailor, Castor, Delmor (see Delmar), Factor, Fedor, Feodor, Gainor, Gibor, Grigor, Haidar, Haider, Hairo, Halton, Halvor, Heath, Heber, Hebor, Hedeon, Heder, Heike, Heiko, Heilyn, Heiman, Hein, Heine, Heiner, Heini, Heinie, Heinz, Heller, Heriot, Hermon, Heroot (see Cherut), Herrior, Heulog, Hewson, Hilar, Hilton, Hiro, Hirom, Horton, Hunter, Huston, Hutton, Hylton, Isidor, Izidor, Kastor, Meinor, Menor, Mentor, Minor, Nailor, Nestor, Olivor, Prior, Rainor, Seamor, Senior, Sior, Taibor, Tailor, Teador, Tedor, Telfor, Teodor, Tibor, Viator, Victor, Vidor, Viktor, Vitor, Yegor and Zailor (see Taylor). These names tend to be more frequently used than Heitor.

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