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What does Honor mean?

Honor /hon-or/ as a girls' name is pronounced AHN-er. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Honor is "woman of honor".

A virtue name; Honour was used by the Puritans, and Emperor Theodosius the Great was given the title of Honorius and his niece was known as Honoria. See also Ynyr and Aneurin. Actress Honor Blackman.

Associated with: virtue, puritans, emperor (queen), great


Honor has 15 variants: Annora, Anora, Honora, Honorah, Honorata, Honoree, Honoria, Honorine, Honour, Nora, Norah, Norina, Norine, Norry and Onora.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Honorri, Honorro, ..

(male) Honorry, Honry, ..

How popular is Honor?

Honor is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#34210 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Honor for girls. Honor reached its peak rank of #1592 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #1874. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Prominent related forms of Honor (#1874 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Honora, Honorine, Nora (#49 in recent rankings), Norah (#163) and Norine. Usage of these relations of Honor is at its most widespread today (median #1347). Nora has generally been a favorite of parents, though Norah has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Honor, Honora, Honorine, Nora, Norah, Norine in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Honor is alike in pronunciation to Anner. Other recommended names are Honey, Honie, Honna, Lenor, Leonor, Nanor, Ninor and Noor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Honor.