Hortense

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French form of the Latin Hortensia, possibly derived from the word for "garden".

Proper noun[edit]

Hortense

  1. A female given name.
    • 1883 Sophie Swett, All the Plums, St. Nicholas Magazine 1883, Vol.10, Part 1, page 34:
      Her name was Mabel Hortense, and the children were very proud of having a cousin who lived in the city and was named Mabel Hortense. At Damsonfield Four Corners, where they lived, all the little girls were name Mary Jane or Sarah Ann or Lucy Maria, or, at the best, Hattie and Carrie; they had scarcely even heard so fine a name as Mabel Hortense.

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hortense (f)

  1. A female given name derived from Latin Hortensia.