Hector

Male

Meaning

Anchor, Steadfast

Origin

Scottish

Pronunciation

/ˈhɛktər/

Traits associated with the name Hector:

Dogs named Hector tend to be loving, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Hector?

Naming your dog Hector suggests that you are a person who values loyalty, strength, and courage. It also suggests that you are a person who is willing to take on a challenge and is not afraid to stand up for what they believe in.

Is Hector a good dog name?

Hector has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Hector isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

1,681
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1,134
New York City Dog Name Database
1,575
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Hector is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Hector was, in the past month, the 903rd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Hector is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Hector was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Hector's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Hector is most adored in West Virginia, New Hampshire and New Mexico.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Massachusetts, Delaware and Nevada.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Hector.

Most popular breeds named Hector:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Cocker Spaniel
  4. Labrador Retriever
  5. Australian Cattle Dog

Famous dogs named Hector:

  • comics icon A dog named Hector appeared in the comic book Homeless Hector by Harry Hershfield.
  • film icon A bulldog named Hector played a role in the movie The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries.

Hector is found in these categories:

scottish dog names
scottish

Derived from Gaelic "Eachann", meaning horse lord or brown horse.

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular in ancient Greece, less so in modern dog parks.

spanish dog names
spanish

Common masculine name originating from Spanish-speaking countries.

Dog names like Hector:

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Hector dog name meaning

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Soy muy querido (Latium, Italy)
Smart and brave man.
December 20, 2022 ◆ Translated

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