Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. hə-RAY-shee-o, hə-RAY-sho  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Variant of Horatius. It was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), famous for his defeat of Napoleon's forces in the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he was himself killed. Since his time the name has been occasionally used in his honour.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesHoratius(Ancient Roman) Horace(French) Orazio(Italian) Horácio(Portuguese) Horațiu(Romanian) Horacio(Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Entry updated October 11, 2012