Gender: Female Origin of Hecuba: Greek literary name

Hecuba Origin and Meaning

The name Hecuba is a girl's name of Greek origin.

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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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'