The name Horace is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "timekeeper". Horace and is often added to lists like Names from Harry Potter and discussed in our forums with posts like "AA, BB, CC, DD...BOYS!".
From the experts:
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.