Gender: Female Meaning of Honour: "woman of honor" Origin of Honour: Virtue name, Latin

Honour Origin and Meaning

Variation of Honor

Variation of Honora

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paulapuddephatt Says:


I have never seen the name spelt this way before, correct spelling of the word in the UK. I love it.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I'm sorry too for getting a little bit too zealous. Your right though, honor is the traditional spelling and if someone asks if you're American and you're not you can always tell them that the spelling honour is via french and latin, which ends in -or. Tbh, Honor does look more like a name then Honour does.

BeeBear Says:


Alright, let's forget I said anything about word origins. I'm sorry, I think I must've been feeling very contrary at the time. Focusing on the name aspect though, Honor is still the most popular version internationally. I looked up the stats for America and the UK.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Honour Is the most internationally used spelling regardless. Very few people are going to know the etymology of the word 'honour' and people are just going to think that a kid called honor is American or has American parents. I'm not saying honor sn't the traditional spelling, but it's the least used one of the two.

BeeBear Says:


You probably see 'honour' with the -our ending more word-wise, but as a name, Honor is consistently more popular. It's not like it's a popular name, so it's hard to really tell anyway, but I looked up the statistics in a couple places. Name-wise, Honour is the variation. Also, the -our spellings come from Old French, a language originally derived from Latin, which used the -or spellings, so if you're really looking back that far, 'honour' is the variation word-wise as well.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Oh ok cool :) I just didn't want to state something I wasn't sure of.

LowSlash Says:


We spell it "Honour" in Canada, too :)

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Australia, the UK, New Zealand all spell it Honour, which is the middle English spelling and the one that has been used for centuries. I'm pretty sure the USA is the only place to spell it Honor. So Honour is the widely accepted spelling universally.

bluejuniper Says:


Depends - the word is spelled honour here in Australia, I think the US is the only country that spells it honor (but I might be wrong on that). But as a name the spelling Honor would be considered to be fine in Australia and is probably the more common of the two.

BeeBear Says:


'Honor' with the -or ending comes from the original Latin spelling, so I'm pretty sure 'honour with the -our ending would be considered the variation. Plus, I think the name Honor with the -or ending is the generally accepted spelling everywhere.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I hate how this is listed as a variation. Shouldn't Honor be the variation?