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What does Flora mean?

Flora Pronunciation of Flora [flo-ra] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Flora is "flower". From the old Roman family name Florus, derived from "flos". In mythology, the name of the Roman goddess of spring. Also the name of a ninth century Spanish martyr-saint. In 1746 Scottish heroine Flora Macdonald helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape the English. Flora was an Anglicized form of her Gaelic name, Fionnaghal, a variant of Fionnghuala (see Fenella). Florian is the patron saint of firefighters. Florrie (Gaelic Fl˛raidh) is the Scottish pet form.

Associated with: flower, old, roman, mythology, goddess, spring, scottish, heroine, prince, gaelic.


Flora has 31 variants: Fiora, Fiordenni, Fiore, Fiorella, Fiori, Fleur, Flo, Flor, Floralia, Flore, Florella, Florelle, Florentia, Florentina, Florenza, Florenzia, Floressa, Floretta, Flori, Floria, Floriana, Florida, Florie, Florinda, Florine, Floris, Florise, Florita, Florrie, Florry and Flory.

Related girl names: Chloris and Florence.

1 masculine form: Florian.

Creative forms:
(female) Flofra, Florai, ..

(male) Flode, Floeri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Flora Elliott (F.E.), ..

How popular is Flora?

Flora is a very prominent first name for females (#353 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#4359 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Flora reached its top position of #75 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #1362. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Florence (#1172 in 2015), Florinda, Florine, Florie, Florrie, Floris, Floria, Flor, Floretta, Flo and Florida are the popular variation forms of Flora (#1362 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Flora were at the apex of their popularity in the 1890s (average #1139) and are now significantly less conventional (#1877, 99.4%), with forms such as Florida becoming somewhat dated.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Floria, Florida, Florie, Florinda, Florine in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adora, Aldora, Alura, Amora, Anora, Azora, Bora, Clara, Clora, Cora, Delora, Deora, Dora, Drora, Eldora, Eleora, Eliora, Elnora, Elora, Enora, Fabra (see Fabia), Fadora, Fara, Farra, Fedora, Fedra, Fiona, Flana, Florina, Floss, Fyona, Glora, Glorra, Klara, Kora, Leora, Liora, Lora, Mora, Noora, Nora, Onora, Rora, Talora, Thora, Tora, Valora, Velora and Zora. These names tend to be less frequently used than Flora.

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