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What does Honor mean?

Honor Pronunciation of Honor as a girls' name is pronounced AHN-er. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Honor is "woman of honor". A virtue name; Honour was used by the Puritans, and Emperor Theodosius the Great was given the title of Honorius and his niece was known as Honoria. See also Ynyr and Aneurin. Actress Honor Blackman.


ASSOCIATED WITH virtue, puritans, emperor (queen), great


VARIANTS Annora, Anora, Honora, Honorah, Honorata, Honoree, Honoria, Honorine, Honour, Nora, Norah, Norina, Norine, Norry, Onora

(female) Honha, ..

(male) Hongo, ..

Honor Carter (H.C.), ..

How popular is Honor?

Honor is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#34210 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Honor reached its peak rank of #1592 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #1919. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Honor (#1919 IN RECENT RANKINGS) ranked in the Top 2000 are Honora, Honorine, Nora (#30), Norah (#140) and Norine. Usage of these relations of Honor reached its most widespread in the 1880s (MEDIAN #982) and has remained as conventional to this day (#1348, 9.3%). Nora has generally been a favorite of parents, though Norah has become popular as well.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Honor, Honora, Honorine, Nora, Norah, Norine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nora, Norah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Honor is alike in pronunciation to Anner. Other recommended sound-alike names are Honey, Honie, Honna, Lenor, Leonor, Nanor, Ninor and Noor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Honor.

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