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Gender: F Origin of Honor: Virtue name

Honor is a somewhat more pressured virtue name than Hope or Grace, placing a high standard on any girl carrying it, but it's a goal worth setting. By choosing Honor for her daughter, Jessica Alba brought it very much into the modern world.

Probably the best known bearer is British actress Honor Blackman, remembered for her roles in The Avengers and the James Bond Goldfinger.

The more feminine Honora is also pretty and a fresh route to Nora. In another variation, Honoria Blake is a character in the Dickens novel Bleak House, Honoria Brady is the hero's cousin in the 1844 novel The Luck of Barry Lyndon by W. M. Thackeray and Honoria Glossop, a character in the Jeeves stories by P. G. Wodehouse.

Famous People Named Honor

Honor Fraser, English model
Honor Moore, American poet
Honor Blackman, English actress
Honor Mary Crowley, Irish politician
Honor Bridget Fell, English zoologist
Honor Maria Ford-Smith, Jamaican actress
Honor Lilbush Wingfield Tracy, English novelist
Honor Victoria Wellesley (b. 1979), daughter of Princess Antonia of Prussia and the Duke of Wellesley
Honor Swinton Byrne (b. 1997), son of actress Tilda Swinton and John Byrne; twin of Xavier Swinton Byrne
Honor Marie Warren (b. 2008), daughter of actors Jessica Alba and Cash Warren

Pop Culture References for the name Honor

Honor Stephanie Alexander-Harrington, main character in David Weber's Honorverse series
Honor Huntzberger, character on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
Honor Blake, character in J. M. Synge's play The Playboy of the Western World (1907)
Honor Bright, main character in Tracy Chevalier's "The Last Runaway"
Honor, main character in Allegra Goodman's "The Other Side of The Island"
Honor, character in television series "Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams"

Nora, Honorea, Norah, Honour, Nureen, Honorine, Norrie, Norine, Noreen, Honoria

Honor's International Variations

Honorina (Filipino) Honorata, Honora (Italian) Honore (French) Onóra (Irish Gaelic)