Latin House Names

Here’s a selection of possible Latin house names that may help you decide on that special name for your house. They’re taken, with kind permission, from Graham Gould’s book‘House Names of Australia’ and reflects the migration of other language speakers to Australia. See to find out about this book and Graham’s unique house nameplates.

To draw your attention to some of the more interesting and delightful Latin house names, we’ve put some of our favourites in bold. Have a look, they may help you choose your house name.

House name Meaning
Ad Libitum
Ad Nauseum to a disgusting extent
Adsum I am here
Alpha & Omega The first & last
Arcades Ambo two of a kind
Bona Fide in good faith
Cave Canem beware of the dog
Duice Domum Home sweet home
Dulce Domum sweet home
Floreat let it flourish
In Aeternum for ever
Magnum Opus a master work
Meum et Teum
Multum In Parvo
Nessun Dorma Latin for None Shall Sleep / House beside railway
Notsey View No sea view
Pax Vobiscum peace be with you
Per Ardua
Prima Facie at first sight
Pro Tempore for the time being
Sancta Maria Latin for St. Mary
Status Quo as things were before
Sursum Corda lift up your hearts, be of good cheer
Terra Firma
Vade in Pace go in peace
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