Horace: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Horace
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.
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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.
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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.