Latin clan name

Horace Origin and Meaning

The name Horace is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "timekeeper".

The ancient name Horace sounds fustily fuddy-duddy, and yet, with the resurrection of Homer, and the new interest in old Roman names...who knows.

Its early popularity--it was in the Top 100 at the turn of the last century-- was spurred by admiration for the Roman poet Horace (born Quintas). Influential in American culture were newspaper editor Horace ("Go west, young man") Greeley and educator Horace Mann; Horace Silver is a jazz legend. There's also a Harry Potter character named Horace Slughorn.

# 955 in the US

Horace Rank in US Top 1000

Horace Popularity

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Famous People Named Horace

  • Horace GreeleyAmerican newspaper editor Horace Mann, American educator and politician Horace Walpole, English writer/historian Horace Silver, American pianist and composer

Horace in Pop Culture

  • Horace Bingcharacter on TV's "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"
  • Horace Dudleycharacter in "Haunting of Hill House"
  • Horace Dinsmorefather of Elsie Dinsmore in the series by Martha Finley
  • Horace Cliffordcharacter in "Captain Horace" by Sophie May
  • Horace Slughorncharacter in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Horace Horsecollarone of Mickey Mouse's best friends
  • Horacecharacter in "The School for Wives" by Moliere
  • Horace Altmanbest friend to Will Treaty in John Flanagan's "Ranger's Apprentice" series
  • Horace P. Bogarduscharacter from "The Bells of St. Mary's"
  • Horace Somnussoncharacter in Ransom Riggs' "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" series
  • Horace Diazcharacter on TV's "Mighty Med"
  • Horaceone of Cruella's henchmen in Disney's "101 Dalmatians"
  • Horacea character in Cartoon Network's "Problem Solverz"