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Hector Name Meaning and Origin

Hector Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

steadfast, holding fast, defender

Name Origin


The name Hector is of Greek origin and means 'steadfast, holding fast, defender'. In Greek mythology, Hector was a Trojan prince and the greatest warrior of Troy during the Trojan War. He is known for his courage, loyalty, and strength.

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Hector Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Hector is pronounced easily with a strong 'H' sound and clear 'r' at the end. The two syllables flow smoothly together for a solid pronunciation.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Hector has a balanced rhythm with emphasis on the first syllable. It sounds strong and confident when spoken aloud.

Famous People Named Hector

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● Hector Elizondo

Hector Elizondo is a renowned American actor known for his roles in popular films and TV shows such as 'Pretty Woman', 'The Princess Diaries', and 'Last Man Standing'. He has received critical acclaim for his performances and versatile acting skills.

● Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Arsenal and the Spain national team. Known for his speed and technical abilities, Bellerin has established himself as a key player in the football world.

Hector Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Hector

The name Hector may bring to mind the character of Hector Zeroni from the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar, who is initially perceived as a negative figure due to his tough exterior. Additionally, in some cultures, Hector may be associated with the tragic figure of Hector of Troy, who met a grim fate during the Trojan War.

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