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Meaning and name origin

Flora \f-lo-ra\ as a girl's 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.

Flora has 31 variant forms: 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.

For more information, see also related girl names Chloris and Florence.

There is 1 masculine form of Flora: Florian.


Flora is a very popular first name for females (#353 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4532 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Flora for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Flora name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Flora and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Flo, Flor, Flora, Florence, Florida, Florine and Florrie. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Flo, Flor, Flora, Florence, Florida, Florine, Florrie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Clora, Elora and Glora. These names tend to be less commonly used than Flora.


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