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Given Name HECTOR
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: ‘Εκτωρ (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: HEK-tər (English), EK-TAWR (French)   [details]
Meaning & History
Latinized form of Greek ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor), which was derived from ‘εκτωρ (hektor) "holding fast", ultimately from εχω (echo) meaning "to hold, to possess". In Greek legend Hector was one of the Trojan champions who fought against the Greeks. After he killed Achilles' friend Patroclus in battle, he was himself brutally slain by Achilles, who proceeded to tie his dead body to a chariot and drag it about. This name also appears in Arthurian legends belonging to King Arthur's foster father.

Hector has occasionally been used as a given name since the Middle Ages, probably because of the noble character of the classical hero. It was historically common in Scotland, where it was used as an Anglicized form of Eachann.
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Related Names
VARIANT: Hektor (Greek Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hèctor (Catalan), Ettore (Italian), Heitor (Portuguese), Heck, Heckie (Scottish), Héctor (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Héctor, Hèctor
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