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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Honour mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Honour

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  • A user from South Africa says the name Honour is of African origin and means "Honour to have him".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun and verb honour
Same as honor; -- chiefly British usage.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A woman's virtue or chastity
  2. The quality of being honorable and having a good name
  3. A tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
  4. The state of being honored
  5. Accept as pay
  6. Show respect towards
  7. Bestow honor or rewards upon
  1. British spelling, Canadian, and Irish, Australian, NZ, and South African standard spelling of honor.

honour was also found in the following language(s): Middle English and Old French

Notable Persons Named Honour


Honour Gombami is a soccer player for the Royal Antwerp F.C., Highlanders F.C., Cercle Brugge K.S.V., and Zimbabwe national football team. Honour was born on January 9th, 1983 in Gwanda, Zimbabwe.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Honour

Hugh was born on September 26th, 1927.


Brian Honour is a soccer player for the Hartlepool United F.C., Darlington F.C., Peterlee Town F.C., and Spennymoor United F.C. Brian was born on February 16th, 1964 in Horden, England.


Alex Honour is a sports team member for the Quorn F.C.


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Popularity of Honour as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Honour U.S.
  White 90.99% 64.26%
  African American 4.05% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Honour

People with the last name Honour are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Honour

  • How Popular is the name Honour? Honour is the 27,006th most popular name of all time. As a last name Honour was the 84,463rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Honour have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 198 babies born with the first name Honour in the United States. That's more than enough people named Honour to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Honour? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Honour first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Honour is Monday, March 13th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Honour born? The highest recorded use of the first name Honour was in 2016 with a total of 22 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Honour: Your name in reverse order is Ruonoh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Horonu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Honour? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 222 people with the last name Honour.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Honour? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Honour as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.