Hector name - Meaning of Hector

Hector name - Meaning of Hector

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Hector Meaning
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. Hector is of Old Greek origin. The name is derived from the Greek name "Ekheim", which means "to hold or to possess". The most famous person who possessed the name Hector was the Trojan prince in Homer"s epic poem Iliad.

Hector Related Names
Variant: Hektor (Greek Mythology)
Other Languages: Hèctor (Catalan), Ettore (Italian), Heitor (Portuguese), Heck, Heckie (Scottish), Héctor (Spanish)

Hector Celebrities
Hector Berlioz - composer, Hector Cruz - baseball player, Hector Gimenez - baseball player, Hector Luna - baseball player, Hector Pulido - soccer player, Hector Valle - baseball player, Hector Zazou - musician,

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