The name Heitor is a popular name of Portuguese origin. The meaning of Heitor is 'holding fast' which is a similar meaning of the Greek name Hektor. The name is pronounced as `Ek-Tohr’. It is a traditional name choice in Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries. Heitor da Silva Costa is a famous Brazilian civil engineer of the 18th century and was the constructor of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janiero.