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First Name
54k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
2k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Horace

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How popular is the baby name Horace in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 199 0 199 #79 boy name
1881 152 0 152 #85 boy name
1882 176 0 176 #88 boy name
1883 167 0 167 #83 boy name
1884 154 0 154 #99 boy name
1885 155 0 155 #94 boy name
1886 156 0 156 #99 boy name
1887 160 0 160 #96 boy name
1888 165 0 165
1889 166 0 166 #100 boy name
1890 162 0 162
1891 165 0 165 #97 boy name
1892 187 0 187 #101 boy name
1893 171 0 171
1894 196 0 196 #97 boy name
1895 211 0 211 #92 boy name
1896 204 0 204 #95 boy name
1897 160 0 160
1898 189 0 189
1899 169 0 169
1900 244 0 244 #97 boy name
1901 178 0 178 #96 boy name
1902 199 0 199 #100 boy name
1903 175 0 175
1904 205 0 205
1905 212 0 212
1906 202 0 202
1907 223 0 223
1908 235 0 235
1909 252 0 252
1910 261 0 261
1911 300 0 300
1912 615 0 615
1913 657 0 657
1914 846 6 840
1915 1,125 11 1,114
1916 1,106 0 1,106
1917 1,182 0 1,182
1918 1,199 0 1,199
1919 1,221 6 1,215
1920 1,282 7 1,275
1921 1,314 0 1,314
1922 1,251 0 1,251
1923 1,251 9 1,242
1924 1,166 0 1,166
1925 1,151 12 1,139
1926 1,117 8 1,109
1927 1,191 11 1,180
1928 1,107 7 1,100
1929 1,012 10 1,002
1930 976 5 971
1931 931 0 931
1932 890 6 884
1933 872 8 864
1934 822 7 815
1935 789 0 789
1936 691 0 691
1937 753 8 745
1938 727 5 722
1939 717 7 710
1940 662 0 662
1941 740 0 740
1942 728 0 728
1943 688 6 682
1944 646 0 646
1945 599 0 599
1946 669 0 669
1947 741 0 741
1948 726 7 719
1949 697 13 684
1950 689 0 689
1951 606 5 601
1952 646 0 646
1953 661 6 655
1954 612 0 612
1955 552 8 544
1956 541 0 541
1957 556 8 548
1958 431 0 431
1959 453 0 453
1960 422 5 417
1961 390 6 384
1962 347 5 342
1963 321 0 321
1964 349 0 349
1965 305 0 305
1966 270 0 270
1967 272 0 272
1968 249 0 249
1969 227 0 227
1970 242 0 242
1971 255 0 255
1972 204 0 204
1973 174 0 174
1974 174 0 174
1975 146 0 146
1976 162 0 162
1977 159 0 159
1978 146 0 146
1979 155 0 155
1980 122 0 122
1981 125 0 125
1982 141 0 141
1983 115 0 115
1984 112 0 112
1985 99 0 99
1986 104 0 104
1987 83 0 83
1988 103 0 103
1989 114 0 114
1990 105 0 105
1991 112 0 112
1992 91 0 91
1993 90 0 90
1994 81 0 81
1995 70 0 70
1996 61 0 61
1997 47 0 47
1998 50 0 50
1999 46 0 46
2000 60 0 60
2001 59 0 59
2002 38 0 38
2003 38 0 38
2004 48 0 48
2005 35 0 35
2006 30 0 30
2007 27 0 27
2008 28 0 28
2009 21 0 21
2010 28 0 28
2011 35 0 35
2012 25 0 25
2013 17 0 17
2014 40 0 40
2015 23 0 23

Fun Facts about the name Horace

  • How many people with the first name Horace have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 54,146 babies born with the first name Horace in the United States. That's more than enough people named Horace to occupy the country of Saint Kitts and Nevis with an estimated population of 54,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Horace? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 199 new born babies.
  • When was Horace first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Horace is Thursday, November 24th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Horace born? The highest recorded use of the first name Horace was in 1921 with a total of 1,314 babies. That's a lot of babies named Horace!
  • Random Horace Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Horace ranks 86th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 52 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Horace: Your name in reverse order is Ecaroh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ercoha. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Horace? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,750 people with the last name Horace.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Horace? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Horace as their last name since less than 1 person in 169k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Horace as a last name

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Common last names for Horace

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  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Thomas
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  • Hill
  • Martin

Common first names for Horace

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Horace U.S.
  White 17.66% 64.26%
  African American 75.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.71% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.34% 16.26%

Of Last Name Horace

People with the last name Horace are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Horace" mean? The list below shows the origins of Horace as well as things modernly associated with the name Horace such as celebrities named Horace.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Horace

The name "Horace" is of Latin origin, and it means "Man of Time". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Roman lyric poet said to have influenced English poetry (65-8 BC)

From Latin Horatius, a Roman family name of obscure origin, possibly from Etruscan.

  1. Quintus Horatius Flaccus, a poet and philosopher of the Roman Augustan Age. Born 65 BCE in Venusia, died 27 November, 8 BCE in Rome. Horace was a contemporary and friend of Virgil. Although of low birth, Horace was admired by the Emperor Augustus and was offered, but refused, to become his private secretary.
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons With the Name Horace

Horace Mann

Horace Mann was a college president, educator, and politician. Horace was born on May 4th, 1785 in Franklin, Massachusetts. He died on August 2nd, 1859.

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Horace

Horace is a lyric poetry soldier, scriba (ancient rome), and poet. Horace was given the name Quintus Horatius Flaccus in Venosa.

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Horace Greeley

Horace Greeley was an office holder. Horace was born on February 3rd, 1811 in , U.S. He left this life on November 29th, 1872.

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Horace Grant

Horace Grant is a basketball player for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, and Seattle SuperSonics. He was most active from 1987 to 2004. Horace was born on July 4th, 1965 in Augusta, Georgia.

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Horace Silver

Horace Silver was a jazz, hard bop, mainstream jazz, soul jazz, and jazz fusion musician. His career lasted from 1946 to 2004. Horace was born on September 2nd, 1928 in Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S. He left this life on June 18th, 2014.

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Julian Bond

Julian Bond was a Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Chairman of theNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Julian was given the name Horace Julian Bond on January 14th, 1940 in Nashville, Tennessee. He breathed his last breath on August 15th, 2015.

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  • Stephen McNally
    (lawyer-turned-actor)
  • Jack Warner
    (influential somebody)
  • Horace Andy
    (musician)
  • Horace Elgin Dodge
    (famed individual)
  • Horace Greasley
    (notable human)
  • Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien
    (governor of gibraltar)
  • Holmes Herbert
    (actor)
  • Horace Panter
    (musician)
  • Sir Horace Lamb
    (scientist)
  • Horace Austin Warner Tabor
    (senator)
  • Horace Gray
    (Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
  • Sir Horace Hood
    (military person)
  • Horace Lindrum
    (snooker world champion)
  • Horace Trumbauer
    (architect)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Horace

Horace

Horace is a lyric poetry soldier, scriba (ancient rome), and poet. Horace was given the name Quintus Horatius Flaccus in Venosa.

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Alain Horace

Alain Horace is a soccer player for the FC Mulhouse, Hartlepool United F.C., and Ayr United F.C. Alain was born on December 4th, 1971 in Antananarivo.

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What does the name Horace mean?

His for heart, warm and loving.

Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

Ris for rich, in the love from others

Ais for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

Cis for charm, the undeniable you.

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

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