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What does Horatius mean?

Horatius Pronunciation of Horatius [ho-r-atius] as a boys' name is of Latin origin. An old Roman family name, possibly of Etruscan origin. The most famous bearer was the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 BC), also known in English as Horace. The name was also used in its Latin form in the 19th century due to the semi-legendary Roman hero in Macaulay's 1842 poem "How Horatius Kept the Bridge".

Associated with: old, famous, 19th century, legendary (mythology), hero.


2 alternative forms via Horace: Horacio and Horatio.

1 feminine form: Horatia.

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Middle name pairings:
Horatius Onyx (H.O.), ..

How popular is Horatius?

Horatius is an uncommon given name for men and a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Horatio, Horacio and Horace are the prominent related forms of Horatius (not ranked). Adoption of these relations of Horatius was widespread 125 years ago (median #1039). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Horace, Horacio, Horatio in U.S.

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