Other Origin(s):Greek, Portuguese
Meaning:To have; To hold; To check; To restrain; Holding fast
Heitor is a boy’s name of Portuguese and Greek origin. It’s a Portuguese variant of the Greek name Hektor, anglicized as Hector, which is thought to mean “to have,” “to hold,” “to restrain,” or “to check.” It may also mean “holding fast.” In the Iliad, Hector is a Trojan prince and warrior who fought for Troy during the Trojan War, only to be killed by Achilles. Described as handsome, bold, merciful, peace-loving, and a good husband, son, and father, this tragic hero makes an inspiring namesake for baby. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Hector has been in the top 1,000 US baby names for almost a century. If you have Portuguese or Brazilian roots, why not choose Heitor for your little warrior?
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