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Gender: Male Meaning of Ettore: "holds fast" Origin of Ettore: Italian variation of Hector

The name Ettore is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "holds fast". Ettore and is often added to lists like Italian Baby Boy Names Beyond Giovanni & Giuseppe and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Has a lot more charm than the ancient Hector.

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EW314 Says:


Disagree with the description. I think Hector is very charming; this would just feel overdone on a non-Italian boy IMO.