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Girl Name: Florence

Name: Florence
Pronunciation: \f-loren-ce, fl(o)-re-nce\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Florence's also a boy name)
Meaning: flowering, in bloom
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Venetia, Florida
Sounds Like: Fleurine
Variant forms: Fiorentina, Fiorenza, Flo, Floellen, Flor, Flora, Florance, Flore, Florenca, Florencia, Florencita, Florentia, Florentina, Florentyna, Florenza, Florenzia, Flori, Floria, Floriane, Floriana, Florie, Florina, Florincia, Florinda, Florine, Floris, Florrance, Florrie, Florry, Florynce, Floss, Flossey, Flossie, Flossy
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 107
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 2998

Description

Florence \f-loren-ce, fl(o)-re-nce\ as a girl's name is pronounced FLOR-ens. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Florence is "flowering, in bloom". Modern use is almost entirely inspired by the fame of Florence Nightingale, who was actually named for the Italian city where she was born. The name was popular in the Victorian era. Athlete Florence "Flo Jo" Griffith Joyner; actress Florence Henderson.

Florence has 34 variant forms: Fiorentina, Fiorenza, Flo, Floellen, Flor, Flora, Florance, Flore, Florenca, Florencia, Florencita, Florentia, Florentina, Florentyna, Florenza, Florenzia, Flori, Floria, Floriane, Floriana, Florie, Florina, Florincia, Florinda, Florine, Floris, Florrance, Florrie, Florry, Florynce, Floss, Flossey, Flossie and Flossy.

For more information, see also related names Venetia and Florida.

A baby name that sounds like Florence is Fleurine.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Florence.

Popularity

Florence is a very popular first name for women (#107 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#2998 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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