Hector Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Hector:
Derived from the Greek Hektōr (holding fast), which is from echein (to hold, to have). The name Hector is borne in the Iliad by a Trojan hero who was killed by Achilles to avenge the death of Patroclus, Priam's oldest son.
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Pronounced EK-tohr in Spanish.
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My younger brother was named Hector and l got teased SO much at school, l got angry with my Mum for her choice of name!
Bearing in mind, l was 7 at the time of my brother's birth, l remember pleading with my Mum to re name him- with a proper name!
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Hector, Tamer of Horses, the elder Prince of Troy from Homer's The Iliad
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Hector Elizondo, American actor
Hector Bellerin, Spanish footballer for Arsenal FC
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Hector's House - a British children's cartoon in the 1970s. Always ended with a tagline that went: "I'm a xxxx old Hector" a different adjective every time.
Hector Scruggs (Hector the Dirt Collector), one of Xerxes Scruggs's brothers, a despicable character in the internet comic blog, "The Greasers of Hazzick Flats". At age ten, Hector's great ambition is to write the "Ultimate Dirty Book" when he grows up. He spies on people (and he sees and hears plenty) to get material for his stories. He gets beaten up a lot by people he's written about, but that fails to sway him. When he's in his late twenties, he causes an ungodly catastrophe at a wedding by standing up and announcing that the bride and groom should not be married because they both had the same father (which they didn't know, but it was true!), and gets beaten up and run out of town by the groom's buddies. Ends up in Florida, writing for scandal rags and publishing a few smutty books. He sends the scandal rags and books to the people he's written about (the names have been changed, but they know who they are!)
Hector Rivera, the deuteragonist of the Pixar film, Coco
Hector "Zero" Zeroni, a group-mate/friend of D tent to Stanley Yelnats in "Holes."