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What does Honey mean?

Honey Pronunciation of Honey [hon-ey] as a girls' name is pronounced HUN-ee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Honey is "nectar". May possibly be a diminutive of Honora, though often used as a nickname and name of endearment. Chef Jamie Oliver named his daughter Honey.

Associated with: old english, honey (beautiful).


Honey has 1 variant: Honie.

1 more relation via Honora: Honoree.

Creative forms:
(female) Honer, Honet, ..

(male) Honer, Honley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Honey Nellie (H.N.), ..

How popular is Honey?

Honey is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2688 out of 4276, Top 63%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#10745 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Honey was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #1544 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Honey name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Honey outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. The only other popular variation form of Honey ranked in the Top 2000 is Honora. Adoption of these relations of Honey was at its most widespread 135 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Honey, Honora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Honey and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Honey is alike in pronunciation to Hana, Hanae, Hanah, Hania, Haniya, Hanna, Hanny, Hannya, Hany, Hena, Henia, Henie, Hinna and Honna. Other suggested similar names are Bonney, Codey, Coley, Conney, Corey, Daney, Deney, Dodey, Dorey, Eboney, Haley, Holley, Holly, Honesty, Honor, Hope, Janey, Jobey, Jodey, Joey, Joley, Jorey, Josey, Kodey, Korey, Laney, Lorey, Lovey, Posey, Reney, Romney, Ronney, Rosey, Roxey, Sokey, Taney, Tobey, Toney, Torey, Zoey and Zooey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Honey.