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What does Honor mean?

Honor \ho-nor\ 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. Actress Honor Blackman.


Honor has 10 variants: Honora, Honorah, Honorata, Honoria, Honorine, Honour, Nora, Norah, Norine and Norry.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Annora.


Honor is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#40441 out of 88799, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Prominent related forms of Honor (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Honora, Nora (#49 in 2014), Norah (#163) and Norine. Usage of these girl names is at its most widespread today, except for the form Norine which has become less in vogue. Nora (#49) and Norah (#163) are two of the more trendy baby names here, with both names undergoing a resurgence in popularity. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Honor and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Honora, Nora, Norah, Norine in U.S.

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