Name: Hector

Origin and Meaning of the Name Hector

  • Meaning:
    Holding fast
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    (HEK tor)
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    Latinised form of the Greek Hektor. In Greek mythology Hector was the son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. According to Homer's Iliad, the warrior Hector was killed by Achilles in a fit of vengeful wrath after slaying Achilles' comrade Patroclus in the Trojan war.

    Ector or Sir Hector is the foster father of King Arthur, and father of Sir Kay in Arthurian legends.

    'Hector's House' was a children's TV show that involved puppets. Hector was the name of the dog who lived in the house.

    Hector Berlioz was a French composer.

    To hector somebody is to bully or intimidate somebody.

    Hector was in the Spanish top 25, Chilean top 70 and the top 100 of the American states of Texas, Arizona and California in 2006.

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