What does Hortense mean?
Hortense \ho-rten-se, hor-te-nse\ as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Hortense is "garden". Hortense is a variation of Hortensia (Latin): the English form Hortense is rare. See also Ortensia.
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. during the years 1900-1909, 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 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)