Previously used primarily by Latino families, this name of the great hero of the Trojan War as related in Homer's Iliad is beginning to be considered more seriously by others seeking noble ancient hero names as well--it was also the name of the knight who raised King Arthur as his own son.
Currently ranking Number 277--slightly down from its mid-1990s high, Hector is Number 36 in Spain, and popular in other Spanish-speaking countries, in France, and in Scotland where it is an Anglicization of Eachann.
In addition to being used for many contemporary Hispanic movie and TV characters, other Hectors appeared in such films as Mystic Pizza and Lars and the Real Girl. In literature, you can find Hectors in Thackeray's Vanity Fair and Balzac's Cousin Bette.
Some notable real-life Hectors: composer Berlioz and actor Elizando.