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Hector

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Anchor, steadfast
  • #635 All Time
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Boys

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 15 0 15
1881 6 0 6
1882 6 0 6
1883 10 0 10
1884 11 0 11
1885 9 0 9
1886 6 0 6
1887 7 0 7
1888 18 0 18
1889 7 0 7
1890 6 0 6
1891 13 0 13
1892 15 0 15
1893 6 0 6
1894 8 0 8
1895 7 0 7
1896 12 0 12
1897 14 0 14
1898 10 0 10
1899 12 0 12
1900 19 0 19
1901 5 0 5
1903 11 0 11
1904 17 0 17
1905 12 0 12
1906 12 0 12
1907 16 0 16
1908 15 0 15
1909 18 0 18
1910 18 0 18
1911 35 0 35
1912 51 0 51
1913 51 0 51
1914 58 0 58
1915 108 0 108
1916 91 0 91
1917 85 0 85
1918 90 0 90
1919 107 0 107
1920 119 0 119
1921 130 0 130
1922 123 0 123
1923 127 0 127
1924 139 0 139
1925 139 0 139
1926 145 0 145
1927 182 0 182
1928 186 0 186
1929 193 0 193
1930 197 0 197
1931 189 0 189
1932 172 0 172
1933 198 0 198
1934 186 0 186
1935 180 5 175
1936 166 0 166
1937 155 0 155
1938 183 0 183
1939 172 0 172
1940 193 0 193
1941 178 0 178
1942 193 0 193
1943 240 0 240
1944 241 0 241
1945 258 0 258
1946 301 0 301
1947 334 0 334
1948 422 0 422
1949 466 0 466
1950 474 0 474
1951 594 5 589
1952 597 0 597
1953 629 0 629
1954 649 5 644
1955 793 0 793
1956 799 0 799
1957 813 5 808
1958 843 0 843
1959 921 8 913
1960 877 0 877
1961 897 6 891
1962 932 7 925
1963 971 10 961
1964 950 8 942
1965 975 7 968
1966 935 0 935
1967 941 7 934
1968 1,046 9 1,037
1969 1,135 6 1,129
1970 1,139 11 1,128
1971 1,182 9 1,173
1972 1,129 14 1,115
1973 1,203 8 1,195
1974 1,233 18 1,215
1975 1,263 14 1,249
1976 1,264 11 1,253
1977 1,151 8 1,143
1978 1,256 14 1,242
1979 1,438 16 1,422
1980 1,469 21 1,448
1981 1,413 6 1,407
1982 1,539 13 1,526
1983 1,382 13 1,369
1984 1,348 16 1,332
1985 1,505 14 1,491
1986 1,490 18 1,472
1987 1,608 19 1,589
1988 1,674 18 1,656
1989 1,814 11 1,803
1990 1,998 12 1,986
1991 2,053 16 2,037
1992 2,028 13 2,015
1993 2,050 18 2,032
1994 1,989 17 1,972
1995 1,888 11 1,877
1996 1,976 12 1,964
1997 1,871 0 1,871
1998 1,814 0 1,814
1999 1,918 5 1,913
2000 1,979 0 1,979
2001 1,908 5 1,903
2002 1,941 0 1,941
2003 1,997 0 1,997
2004 2,006 5 2,001
2005 2,458 0 2,458
2006 2,327 0 2,327
2007 2,237 0 2,237
2008 2,183 7 2,176
2009 1,842 0 1,842
2010 1,562 0 1,562
2011 1,412 0 1,412
2012 1,323 0 1,323
2013 1,254 0 1,254
2014 1,209 0 1,209

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Hector" ranks #78 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, 560 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2006. Across the entire United States a total of 2,327 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Hector popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Hector" mean? The list below shows the origins of Hector as well as things modernly associated with the name Hector such as celebrities named Hector.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Hector

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

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.

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Héctor Bonilla

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

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Hector Camacho

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

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Héctor Suárez Gomis

Héctor was born in 1968.

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Hector Cuper

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

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Héctor Soberón

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

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Alternative Meanings

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

R is for rational, the way you think.

Your name in reverse order is "Rotceh". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tcohre". 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.

Past life for Hector born Sep 4, 1988

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 Ukraine approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

Name poster for Hector

Name poster for Hector(click to save the high quality version)

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