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).

Nicknames for Horace: | Edit

Ace. My father goes by Mac.

Meanings and history of the name Horace: | Edit

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

Famous real-life people named Horace: | Edit

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.

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