Hector

Hector - A very unique male name



  Apr 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Hector, meaning holding fast, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #516. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Hector and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Hector? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Hector. The baby boy name Hector was given to 1,295 baby boys in 2012, ranking #267 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,267 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Hector peaked in popularity 27 years ago in 1990 on position 157.



Famous with this name

Héctor Rosario
Hector
Hector Bezuidenhout


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Hector is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Hector is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #120 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,098.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Hector is where you live.


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Hector origin and meaning

Hector is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means holding fast. To see famous people named Hector, pop culture references for the name Hector and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Hector

We've found the following names that sound similar to Hector, sorted by popularity.

Hester /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012267
2011247
2010227
2009204
2008182
2007185
2006175
2005167
2004191
2003189
2002195
2001193
2000186
1999183
1998188
1997179
1996173
1995176
1994164
1993159
1992158
1991159
1990157
1989168
1988171
1987171
1986182
1985178
1984189
1983184
1982172
1981180
1980171
1979169
1978191
1977199
1976182
1975183
1974188
1973193
1972207
1971205
1970220
1969215
1968220
1967232
1966231
1965235
1964251
1963248
1962256
1961265
1960270
1959266
1958267
1957264
1956255
1955249
1954278
1953278
1952283
1951278
1950311
1949314
1948323
1947369
1946367
1945361
1944380
1943386
1942420
1941405
1940399
1939421
1938409
1937435
1936407
1935391
1934404
1933372
1932404
1931404
1930404
1929422
1928428
1927449
1926493
1925529
1924519
1923558
1922561
1921541
1920587
1919598
1918731
1917670
1916588
1915606
19141095
1913705
1912572
1911516

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas120
Arizona132
California154
Nevada176
New Mexico184
New Jersey242
Illinois248
Colorado255
District of Columbia264
Florida275
Washington298
Massachusetts329
Kansas335
Pennsylvania341
North Carolina348
New York358
Oregon361
Tennessee388
Maryland392
Georgia430
Iowa458
Wisconsin473
Alabama483
Connecticut507
Indiana516
Virginia532
Utah544
Minnesota572
Oklahoma574
Arkansas579
South Carolina646
Missouri895
Michigan936
Ohio1098

Even more about Hector


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Hector a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Hector?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1990
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Hector
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,267
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +1,295

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