Horace: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Horace

Horace

Pronunciation: HOH-ris (key)

Origin of the name Horace:

Derived from the Latin Horatius, an old Roman family name of uncertain derivation. Some think it is derived from the Latin hora (hour, time, period).

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My father's name (1922). His father's name (1898). My maternal grandfather's name (1896).

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Ace. My father goes by Mac.

Meanings and history of the name Horace: | Edit

Of Latin origin, meaning "Hour in Time" or "Timekeeper".

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Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Roman poet & satirist known as Horace in the English speaking world.
Horace Mann, American education reformer.
Horace Grant, American NBA power forward.
Horace Geeley, American newspaper editor known especially for his antislavery attitudes during the 1850s.

Horace in song, story & screen: | Edit

Horace Rumpole, title character of John Mortimer's mystery series "Rumpole of the Bailey".
Horace Slughorn, a character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
Horace Goodspeed, fictional character in the TV series Lost.
"Horace", novel by George Sand.
Horace Rupp, in the internet comic blog *The Greasers of Hazzick Flats", the drunken, philandering cousin and partner in crime of the worst hood in town, Alex S. Smuckers. Works as an exterminator for Bug Patrol, a company who services the home and business of Henry Hoskins, Hutch Hoskins' father. When Mr. Hoskins breaks up the romance between Hutch and Orchid Smuckers, Horace services his house and while there, unlocks a window; when the Hoskins family goes to their cottage for a week, Horace gets into the house, fills the house with dead animals, including a dead skunk which he puts in Mr. Hoskins' bed, turns up the heat full blast, and leaves. A week later the neighbors start complaining about the foul odor coming from the Hoskins' house, and Mr. Hoskins is summoned home to confront a real mess. In later years Horace gets shot by a cop when he and Alex burglarize an all-night store, and ends up in a wheelchair. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

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