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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Hortense

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Wiktionary

French form of the Latin Hortensia, possibly derived from the word for "garden".

  1. A female given name.

Hortense was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Hortense

Hortense de Beauharnais was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Saint-Leu. Her career lasted from 1806 to 1810. Hortense was born as the child of Alexandre de Beauharnais and Joséphine de Beauharnais on April 10th, 1783 in Paris. She passed away on October 5th, 1837.

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Hortense Powdermaker was a scientist in the fields of anthropology and ethnography. Hortense was born on December 24th, 1896 in Philadelphia. She died on June 15th, 1970.

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Claudia Bryar was an actor. Claudia was given the name Hortense Rizley on May 18th, 1918 in Guymon, Oklahoma, U.S. Claudia is also known as Rizley and Hortense. She breathed her last breath on June 16th, 2011.

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Hortense Spillers is a professor, literary critic, and feminist scholar. Hortense was born in 1942.

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Hortense Ellis was a reggae musician. Hortense was born on April 18th, 1941 in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica. She passed away on October 19th, 2000.

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Hortense Calisher is a writer. Her career lasted from 1951 to 2004. Hortense was born on December 20th, 1911 in New York City, United States.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 14 14 0
1881 14 14 0
1882 16 16 0
1883 23 23 0
1884 17 17 0
1885 20 20 0
1886 15 15 0
1887 19 19 0
1888 36 36 0
1889 25 25 0
1890 30 30 0
1891 31 31 0
1892 38 38 0
1893 47 47 0
1894 55 55 0
1895 50 50 0
1896 49 49 0
1897 58 58 0
1898 49 49 0
1899 47 47 0
1900 60 60 0
1901 51 51 0
1902 49 49 0
1903 72 72 0
1904 61 61 0
1905 63 63 0
1906 65 65 0
1907 60 60 0
1908 69 69 0
1909 87 87 0
1910 102 102 0
1911 104 104 0
1912 133 133 0
1913 150 150 0
1914 161 161 0
1915 209 209 0
1916 202 202 0
1917 185 185 0
1918 218 218 0
1919 229 229 0
1920 223 223 0
1921 217 217 0
1922 202 202 0
1923 182 182 0
1924 212 212 0
1925 178 178 0
1926 174 174 0
1927 151 151 0
1928 135 135 0
1929 120 120 0
1930 95 95 0
1931 99 99 0
1932 92 92 0
1933 82 82 0
1934 55 55 0
1935 74 74 0
1936 57 57 0
1937 46 46 0
1938 60 60 0
1939 53 53 0
1940 43 43 0
1941 60 60 0
1942 47 47 0
1943 43 43 0
1944 31 31 0
1945 31 31 0
1946 44 44 0
1947 45 45 0
1948 44 44 0
1949 36 36 0
1950 25 25 0
1951 43 43 0
1952 41 41 0
1953 22 22 0
1954 26 26 0
1955 25 25 0
1956 22 22 0
1957 22 22 0
1958 25 25 0
1959 14 14 0
1960 16 16 0
1961 13 13 0
1962 12 12 0
1963 10 10 0
1964 10 10 0
1965 6 6 0
1966 9 9 0
1967 10 10 0
1968 7 7 0
1969 11 11 0
1970 5 5 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 6 6 0
1975 5 5 0
1976 6 6 0

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Popularity of Hortense as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Hortense

  • How Popular is the name Hortense? Hortense is the 3,277th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Hortense have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,312 babies born with the first name Hortense in the United States. That's more than enough people named Hortense to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Hortense? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Hortense first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Hortense is Thursday, January 2nd, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Hortense born? The highest recorded use of the first name Hortense was in 1919 with a total of 229 babies.
  • Random Hortense Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Hortense is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Hortense: Your name in reverse order is Esnetroh. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsenoeth. How do you pronounce that?

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