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Meaning & History

Roman family name which was possibly derived from Latin hora "hour, time, season", though the name may actually be of Etruscan origin. A famous bearer was Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a Roman lyric poet of the 1st century BC who is better known as Horace in the English-speaking world.
Feminine FormHoratia
Other Languages & CulturesHorace, Horatio English Horace French Orazio Italian Horácio Portuguese Horațiu Romanian Horacio Spanish


Greek mythology, mythology, poets, surnames, time periods, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 1, 2008