Hector - boys name

Hector name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Hector name meaning:

The name Hector has origins in Greek mythology and is derived from the Greek word "hektōr," which means "to hold" or "to restrain." In Greek mythology, Hector was a Trojan prince and the greatest warrior of Troy during the Trojan War. He was known for his courage, strength, and noble character. The name Hector is often associated with bravery, heroism, and honor.

In a broader sense, the name Hector symbolizes someone who possesses qualities of a protector or defender. It represents a person who is strong-willed, reliable, and willing to stand up for what they believe in. Those named Hector often exhibit leadership qualities and may be seen as natural-born leaders among their peers.

The name Hector has a timeless appeal and has remained popular in various cultures. It is a name that carries a sense of strength, valor, and dignity, making it an excellent choice for parents seeking a name that reflects noble characteristics for their child.

Origin: Greek

Anchor, steadfast.

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Overall UK ranking: 257 out of 4789

185 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (191)

Historical popularity of Hector

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