Popularity:723
Origin:Greek
Meaning:Steadfast
Hector is a boy’s name of Greek origin. From the original spelling “Hektor,” the title means “steadfast,” or holdfast. 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. With this mighty background to his name, Hector will be ready to take on any of life’s battles. 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 People Named Hector

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.