The number 666 is seen as an evil number. It stresses that this man, the anti Christ, is definitely Satanic and represents everything God is not. It has nothing to do with numerical values of the letters making up a person's name totaling 666.
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It's code for Nero Caesar. Revelation is a book about the first century (not about these days!). It was unsafe to write badly about Caesar, do the author used code. In Gematria Nero (in Hebrew) equals 666. It's not devilish, and has no bearings on modern times. it's just Nero.