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What does Flora mean?

Flora \f-lo-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.


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.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Chloris and Florence.

Flora has 2 more alternative forms via Fenella: Finella and Fynella.

Flora has 1 masculine form: Florian.


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 (#4532 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Flora for girls. Flora reached its top position of #75 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Flora and associated names. Florine, Florrie, Florida, Florence, Flor and Flo are the popular variation forms of Flora appearing in the Top 1000. This girl name was at the apex of its popularity during the years 1890-1899 and is now significantly less widespread, with forms such as Florine, Florrie, Florida, Florence and Flora becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

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