The name is derived from the Roman family name, Honorinus, which is derived from the Latin, Honorius, meaning, “honour.”
The name was borne by a legendary Norman saint who is revered as the patron saint of boatmen. Not much else is know about her, just that she is one of Normandy’s oldest saints. She is believed to have been martyred under Diocletian.
Honorine is also the eponymous heroine of Honoré de Balzac’s 1843 novel.
As of 2009, Honorine was the 455th most popular female name in France.
The designated name-day is February 27.
Other forms include:
- Onorina (Italian)
- Honorina (Latin)
- Honoryna (Polish)