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What does Hortense mean?

Hortense Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: roman, 19th century.


Hortense has 8 variants: Hartencia, Hartinsia, Hortencia, Hortensia, Hortenspa, Hortenxia, Hortinzia and Ortensia.

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Middle name pairings:
Hortense Prisha (H.P.), ..

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)

Hortense reached its top rank of #411 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Hortense are Hortensia and Hortencia. Adoption of these relations of Hortense was widespread among parents in the 1910s, but now, the form Hortense has fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hortense, Hortencia, Hortensia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hortense and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Berenise, Caresse, Cerese, Coreene, Corene, Corenne, Corlene, Correne, Cortenay (see Courtney), Corteney, Cortne, Cortnee, Cortnie, Dareese, Dorene, Dorienne, Doryse (see Doris), Fortnee (see Fortney), Fortnie, Fortune, Hadrienne, Hariette, Harlee, Harlene, Harmonee, Harmonie, Helene, Hellene, Henie, Hermine, Herminie, Hollee, Holles, Holless (see Hollis), Honie, Jorene, Koralise, Kortnee (see Courtney), Kortnie, Loreene, Lorene, Morene, Norene, Ortensa, Sarese, Terese, Teresse and Vonesse. These names tend to be less commonly used than Hortense.

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