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.
There is 1 masculine form of Flora: Florian.
Flora is a very popular first name for females (#353 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4532 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Flora for girls. Flora reached its highest rank of #75 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Flora and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Florine, Florrie, Florida, Florence, Flor, Flora and Flo. (2014 statistics).