Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ho-RA-tee-oos  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Roman family name that was possibly derived from Latin hora meaning "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.

Related Names

Feminine FormHoratia
Other Languages & CulturesHorace, Horatio(English) Horace(French) Orazio(Italian) Horácio(Portuguese) Horațiu(Romanian) Horacio(Spanish)


Entry updated November 20, 2020