Hector

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Male Male Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Latinised form of the Greek name ‘Εκτωρ (Hektor)

Greek ‘εκτωρ (hektor) = 'holding fast, winning' [1]

Related Names

Ektor
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Icelandic
Hector
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Hektor
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Hectorsson Iceland

Female

Hectorsdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Hector
Genitive: Hectors
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Hector
Genitive: Hectorin
Partitive: Hectoria
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Hector
Accusative: Hector
Dative: Hectori
Genitive: Hectors
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Hector
Genitive: Hectors
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Hector
Genitive: Hectors

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially rejected as a given name on 14 September 2006, 4 June 2010 and 3 October 2014; officially accepted as a given name on 18 November 2016 [2]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[3]
754 1112 2 3 752 1109
Denmark Denmark[4]
899
n.a.
0
n.a.
899
n.a.
Norway Norway[5]
158
n.a.
0
n.a.
158
n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
n.a.
146 0 0
n.a.
146
Iceland Iceland[7]
10 12
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[8]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Hector (m) Sources: [3][4][5][6]


References

  1. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  3. 3.0 3.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. 4.0 4.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  7. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  8. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/