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Ranked #635


Gender: Boy. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #404).

What does the name "Hector" mean?

Hector (Greek): Anchor, steadfast

The name "Hector" is of Greek origin and it means "Anchor, steadfast". It's a name commonly given to boys.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

C is for compassion, your finest side.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

Your name in reverse order is "Rotceh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ocerht". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Hector" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Hector? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 98,618 babies born with the name Hector in the United States. That's more than enough Hectors to occupy the territory of Jersey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 97,857 (as of March 27, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 15 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Hector" was in 2005 with a total of 2,458 babies. (That's a lot of baby Hectors)

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Hector" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 340 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of 1,323 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Hector popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Hector in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Hector

Hector Elizondo

Hector Elizondo is an actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1963 to present. Hector was born in 1936 in New York City, New York, U.S.


Héctor Bonilla

Héctor Bonilla is an actor. Héctor was born in 1939 as Hector Hermilo Bonilla Rebentun in Mexico City, Mexico.


Hector Camacho

Hector Camacho is a boxer. Hector was born in 1962 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.


Héctor Suárez Gomis

Héctor was born in 1968.


Hector Cuper

Hector Cuper is a football biography. Hector was born in 1955 in Chabas, Santa Fe, Argentina.


Héctor Soberón

Héctor was born in 1964 as Hector Soberon Lorenzo in Mexico City, Mexico|.


Past life for Hector born May 21, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1575. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.