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Gender Feminine
Region of origin French

Hortense is a French feminine given name that comes from Latin meaning gardener. It may refer to:


Fictional characters

  • Mademoiselle Hortense, in the novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  • Hortense Cumberbatch, in the film Secrets and Lies by British director, Mike Leigh
  • Hortense Briggs, in the novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  • Hortense Daigle, portrayed by Eileen Heckart in The Bad Seed play and film
  • Hortense McDuck, a Disney character who is Scrooge McDuck's sister and Donald Duck's mother
  • Hortense, another Disney character who was the horse of young Scrooge McDuck and was named after Scrooge's sister
  • Hortense Toomey Campanati, in the novel Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
  • Hortense, later known as Mist, from the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky
  • Hortense, Donald Duck's pet in comic books and a cartoon - see Donald's Ostrich