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Origin of the name HECTOR.
Etymology of the name HECTOR.
Meaning of the baby name HECTOR.


HECTOR.  Latin form of Greek Hektor (q.v.), meaning "defender."  In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a knight who was foster father to king Arthur.  Ector is variant form. 
    Usage:  America, Australia, Canada, Cuba, England, France, Haiti, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico (Héctor), Scotland, Spain (Héctor).

    Gallant Hector, who, perhaps, is the most endearing of all the Trojan heroes, from the perfection of his character in tenderness, devotion, and courage, and the beautiful poetry of his parting with his wife and son, bore a name that is an attribute of Zeus, Ἕκτωρ (holding fast), i.e., defending, from Ἕχω (hecho), to have or to hold—a word well-befitting the resolute mainstay of a falling cause. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

... And they put Sir Launcelot into the same horse-bier that Queen Guinevere was laid in, and the hermit and they all together went with the body till they came to Joyous Garde.  And there they laid his corpse in the body of the quire, and sang and read many psalms and prayers over him.  And ever his visage was laid open and naked, that all folks might behold him.  And right thus, as they were at their service, there came Sir Hector de Maris, that had seven years sought Sir Launcelot his brother, through all England, Scotland, and Wales.  And when Sir Hector heard such sounds in the chapel of Joyous Garde, he alighted and came into the quire.  And all they knew Sir Hector.  Then went Sir Bohort, and told him how there lay Sir Launcelot his brother dead... (The Age of Chivalry, Bulfinch, 1901)


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