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What does Flo mean?

Flo Pronunciation of Flo [flo] as a girls' name has its root in Latin, and the meaning of Flo is "flowering, in bloom". Flo is an alternate form of Flora (Latin). Flo is also a variant of Florence (Latin): medieval version of Florentius and Florentia. See also Floella.


14 related forms via Flora, Florence: Fiora, Fiore, Fiori, Fleur, Flor, Flore, Flori, Floria, Florie, Floris, Florry, Flory, Floss and Flossy.

Creative forms:
(female) Falo, Filo, ..

(male) Fal, Flow, ..

Middle name pairings:
Flo Alessandra (F.A.), ..

How popular is Flo?

Flo is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2259 out of 4276, Top 53%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#84310 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Flo reached its highest rank of #706 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Flo name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Flo outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Flo ranked in the Top 2000 are Florence (#1172 in 2015), Flora (#1362), Floris, Floss, Florie, Floria and Flor. Adoption of these relations of Flo was at its highest 125 years ago (usage of 2.69%) and is now significantly diminished (usage 0.02%, 99%), with forms like Flora becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Flo, Flor, Flora, Florence, Floria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Florie, Floris, Floss in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Florence outside U.S.

Similar Names

A recommended name is Clo. This name tends to be less commonly used than Flo.

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