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Gender: FOrigin of Hecuba: Greek literary name
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Queen Hecuba was the legendary queen of KingPriam of Troy, but that's unlikely to be of much consolation to your teenager who's furious at you for naming her this. Variations: Hecubah, Hekuba, Hekubah.
Variation of Hecate, meaning 'far off'
"For Hecuba! What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba, That he should weep for her?" --Hamlet
(Shakespeare also mentions Hecuba, Trojan queen and heroine of classical mythology, in Troilus and Cressida, Titus Andronicus, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, and The Rape of Lucrece.)
Hecuba, witch character on TV soap "Passions"
Hecuba, American indie rock band