Hector Name Meaning & Origin

Hector

Pronunciation: HEHK-ter (key)

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Hecti

Meanings and history of the name Hector

Hector, Tamer of Horses, the elder Prince of Troy from Homer's The Iliad

Famous real-life people named Hector

Hector Elizondo, American actor
Hector Bellerin, Spanish footballer for Arsenal FC

Hector in song, story & screen

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 Rivera, the deuteragonist of the Pixar film, Coco

Hector "Zero" Zeroni, a group-mate/friend of D tent to Stanley Yelnats in "Holes."

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