What does Hortense mean?
Hortense /hort-ense/ as a girls' name is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Hortense is "garden". French form of Latin Hortensia, the feminine of the Roman family name Hortensius, from Latin hortus, also the source of the word "horticulture". First used as a given name in the 19th century.
How popular is Hortense?
Hortense is a very prominent first name for women (#1557 out of 4276, Top 36%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Hortense for girls. Hortense reached its top rank of #392 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Hortense and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Hortense are Hortensia and Hortencia. Adoption of these relations of Hortense was widespread among parents during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.2027%) and has become lower since. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)