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Flora 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 names Chloris and Florence. Baby names that sound like Flora are Velora and Valora.
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Popularity of Flora
Flora is a very popular first name for women (#353 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4532 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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