Hector (given name)

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Hector brought back to Troy.jpg
Sculpture of Hektor being brought back to Troy, dating from c.180–200 CE.
Gender masculine
Meaning prob. ekhein "to check", "restrain"
Region of origin England, France, Scotland, Spain
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Derived Hektor
Related names Eachann; Hector (surname)

Hector (/ˈhɛktər/) is an English, French, Scottish, and Spanish given name. The name is derived from the name of Hektor, a legendary Trojan champion who was killed by the Greek Achilles. The name Hektor is probably derived from the Greek ekhein, meaning "to check", "restrain". In Scotland, the name Hector is sometimes an anglicised form of the Scottish Gaelic Eachann, and the pet form Heckie is sometimes used. The name of Sir Ector, the foster father of King Arthur, is also a variant of the same. [1]


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  1. ^ a b c A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280050-7.
  2. ^ Woulfe, Patrick; Slevin, Gerard (1974). Irish names for children (Revised ed.). Gill and Macmillan. p. 18. ISBN 978-0-7171-0697-4.