Given Name HORATIUS

GENDER: Masculine

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.

Categories

Greek mythology, mythology, poets, surnames, time periods, uncertain etymology
FEMININE FORM: Horatia
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Horace, Horatio (English), Horace (French), Orazio (Italian), Horácio (Portuguese), Horațiu (Romanian), Horacio (Spanish)