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Gender: Female Origin of Hecuba: Greek literary name

The name Hecuba is a girl's name of Greek origin. Hecuba and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory: Greek Mythology (girls)".

From the experts:

Queen Hecuba was the legendary queen of King Priam 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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Hecuba

Hecuba, Queen of Troy; wife of King Priam; mother of Cassandra, Deiphebus, Hector, Paris, and Troilus
Hecuba, witch character on TV soap "Passions"
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, American indie rock band


NaomiNY Says:


Makes me think "What the Hecuba?" for some reason.

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Zelliew Says:


It's a literary name best left to antiquity

raevynstar Says:


I think I like the name Hecate, so thanks for posting! :) I'm off to look up how to say it, lol.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


This name is actually a variation of Hecate, meaning 'far off'