What does Hortense mean?
Hortense /hort-ense/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Hortense is "garden". Hortense is an alternate spelling of Hortensia (Latin): the English transcription Hortense is rare. Compare last name Horten. See also Ortensia.
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. Variants like Hortenspa are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.2027%) and has become significantly lower since, with the form Hortense becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)