Honor Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Honor:
Derived from the Latin honor (esteem, integrity, dignity).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Honor
I was named for a friend of my mother, Honor Tranum, who recently died at the age of 99 yrs. No pun intended (and I really don't like it when other people "pun" my name) I feel very honored to have been named for such a wonderful woman. I love my name, and I love having a name that is not shared by the majority of the population. But due to the fact that it isn't run of the mill, I am often the target of "funny" puns or jokes; more surprising, however, are those who mis-read HONOR for HOMER!! I kid you not!! And among certain friends, even family members, I am always called Homer. And because I have spent my entire life explaining, pronouncing and spelling my name, I am particularly sensitive to others with unusual monickers; I never, ever make comments about other people's names, other than a short complimentary remark. I know what its like to be on the receiving end of other peoples "humor." So, parents, don't get too carried away when naming your sweet little baby; he/she is the one who is going to have to bear it, not you!!
Mtn. View, CA
I've seen Honor in English birth announcements, spelt the American way, which I find a bit strange.
- Personal experiences with the name Honor
I fell in love with the name Honor while exploring my family tree recently. Turns out I have several Irish relatives named Honor, most of whom were called Nora.
Fun loving, vivacious, musical wonder of my world, great-grandmother had this name. Mother of eight. One daughter and seven sons. Five of them in the military service during WWII. Oh, how she must of worried and struggled with them being in danger. Thankfully they all made it back home and went on to become awesome people with interesting lives.
Played many musical instruments; piano, accordion, drums, tambourine and possibly more. She was inspiring. Headed the democratic presidential election campaign in Buchanan County, MO. Photographed with Presidential Candidate Harry S. Truman. Being the mover and shaker that she was, I had no idea she was old when she was well into her 80's. Her passing was a shock to me, even though she had forewarned me prior to my moving 350 miles away in 1973. She was well loved, respected and is sorrowfully missed. -jlalainejenkins
- 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".