Origin: Latin

Meaning: “hour, time”

Best Nicknames:
Harry, Ray, Ratio

Variations and Sound Alikes:
Horace, Horacio, Horatius, Horaz, Oratio, Orazio

Horatio TV and Movie Quotes:
“That’s cold-blooded, Horatio.”
CSI: Miami – Triple Threat (2007)
“Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio…”
Hamlet (1996)

Famous people named Horatio or its variations

1. Horatio Willis Dresser (1866–1945), New Thought
religious leader and author
2. Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-99), American author
3. Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758-1805),
British naval hero

Horatio Middle Name
Horatio Archibald
Horatio Franklin
Horatio Lincoln
Horatio Maurice
Horatio Theobald

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  1. Rick says:

    In my great grandfather’s line “Rash” pronounced “Raysh” was a nickname for Horatio. He had a brother and uncle on each side and a first cousin named Horatio that went by “Rash”.

  2. leni says:

    Our son is called Horatio and we call him ‘H’, H’ington, H’y Babes. He loves his name and so do we.

  3. Harry says:

    Horatio is such an odd but wonderful name. The problem is, what on earth is a good nickname for it, Harry? Maybe? Surly not Horry or ratio. So what about Harry?

    • vj says:

      I like your Harry idea so I added a best nicknames part to this post with two other nicknames I found for guys with the name. There was one guy, though, who was named Horatio and his brother was named Henry so it would not have worked for him — Harry was already in use for Henry :-)

      P.S. Horatio Alger’s childhood nickname was “Holy Horatio” and he hated it.

    • Amy says:

      Our son is a Horatio and is known as Raich after the 1940s footballer Raich (Horatio) Carter.

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