Origin:Greek
Popularity:671
Meaning:steadfast
Fun fact: Hector’s origin is Greek, not Spanish. The name comes from “Hektor,” which means “steadfast,” or hold fast. In Greek mythology, Hector was a hero of the Trojan War revered for his bravery and honor; it was also the name of the knight who raised King Arthur. In modern times, Hector is one of the most popular boys' names in Spanish-speaking communities. Someone who knows how to hold fast, at least when it comes to baseballs, is Héctor Sánchez, a catcher for the San Diego Padres.

Famous Hectors

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Hector Berlioz
    Composer
  • Hector Elizondo
    Actor
  • Hector Herrera
    Soccer Player
  • Hector Rodriquez
    Baseball Player
  • Hector Santiago
    Baseball Player

Popularity Trend Chart

Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.

Source: Social Security Administration

Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.