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since 1880

Hector

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188015015
1881606
1882606
188310010
188411011
1885909
1886606
1887707
188818018
1889707
1890606
189113013
189215015
1893606
1894808
1895707
189612012
189714014
189810010
189912012
190019019
1901505
190311011
190417017
190512012
190612012
190716016
190815015
190918018
191018018
191135035
191251051
191351051
191458058
19151080108
191691091
191785085
191890090
19191070107
19201190119
19211300130
19221230123
19231270127
19241390139
19251390139
19261450145
19271820182
19281860186
19291930193
19301970197
19311890189
19321720172
19331980198
19341860186
19351805175
19361660166
19371550155
19381830183
19391720172
19401930193
19411780178
19421930193
19432400240
19442410241
19452580258
19463010301
19473340334
19484220422
19494660466
19504740474
19515945589
19525970597
19536290629
19546495644
19557930793
19567990799
19578135808
19588430843
19599218913
19608770877
19618976891
19629327925
196397110961
19649508942
19659757968
19669350935
19679417934
19681,04691,037
19691,13561,129
19701,139111,128
19711,18291,173
19721,129141,115
19731,20381,195
19741,233181,215
19751,263141,249
19761,264111,253
19771,15181,143
19781,256141,242
19791,438161,422
19801,469211,448
19811,41361,407
19821,539131,526
19831,382131,369
19841,348161,332
19851,505141,491
19861,490181,472
19871,608191,589
19881,674181,656
19891,814111,803
19901,998121,986
19912,053162,037
19922,028132,015
19932,050182,032
19941,989171,972
19951,888111,877
19961,976121,964
19971,87101,871
19981,81401,814
19991,91851,913
20001,97901,979
20011,90851,903
20021,94101,941
20031,99701,997
20042,00652,001
20052,45802,458
20062,32702,327
20072,23702,237
20082,18372,176
20091,84201,842
20101,56201,562
20111,41201,412
20121,32301,323
20131,25401,254
20141,20901,209

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 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 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Hector" ranks #81 in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 616 babies in California have the same name as you in 1987. Across the entire United States a total of 1,608 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 exquisite, who could argue?

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

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 "Thecro". 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.

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 new england region? 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.

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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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Past life for Hector born Jul 11, 1975

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1775. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Name poster for Hector

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

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