Honor Name Meaning & Origin

Honor

Pronunciation: AW-ner (key)

Origin of the name Honor:

Derived from the Latin honor (esteem, integrity, dignity).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Honora, Honorée, Honoria

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Nicknames for Honor

Ana, Nora, Onnie, Honey, Hon, Nori.

Meanings and history of the name Honor

Derived from the english word "honor". One of the virtue name adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.

Famous real-life people named Honor

Honor Blackman, British actress.
Honor Fraser, Scottish model.
Dame Dr. Honor Fell, British scientist and zoologist.
Honor Heffernan, Irish singer/actress.
Honor Marie Warren (b. 2008), daughter of Jessica Alba and Cash Warren

Honor in song, story & screen

"Honour," by the Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith.
Honor Harrington, fictional character in a series of books written by David Weber.

Nora is often used as a female character's name in Irish plays to depict Ireland herself. As in Riders to the Sea by J.M. Synge, The Plough and the Stars by Sean O'Casey, and John Bull's Other Island by George Bernard Shaw.

Honor Huntzberger was a minor character in the television series "Gilmore Girls".

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