What does Florence mean?
Florence \f-loren-ce, fl(o)-re-nce\ as a girls' name is pronounced FLOR-ens. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Florence is "flowering, in bloom". Medieval form of Florentius and Florentia, from "florens". In the Middle Ages, the name was used for men, as in the historian Florence of Worcester. Modern use is almost entirely inspired by the fame of Florence Nightingale, who was named for the Italian city where she was born (Latin Florentia, Italian Firenze). Athlete Florence "Flo Jo" Griffith Joyner; actress Florence Henderson.
Florence▼ has 35 variants: Fiorentina, Fiorenza, Firenze, Flo▼, Floellen, Flor, Flora▼, Florance, Flore, Florenca, Florencia, Florencita, Florentia, Florentina, Florentyna, Florenza, Florenzia, Flori, Floria, Floriana, Floriane, Florie, Florina, Florincia, Florinda, Florine▼, Floris, Florrance, Florrie▼, Florry, Florynce, Floss, Flossey, Flossie▼ and Flossy.
Florence has 1 masculine form: Florent.
Florence is a very prominent first name for females (#107 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#2998 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Florence for girls. Florence reached its apex position of #7 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Florence appearing in the Top 1000 are Florine, Florrie, Flossie, Florida, Flor, Flora, Florance and Flo. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1890-1899 and are now significantly less widespread, with versions like Florrie, Flossie, Florine, Florida and Flora becoming somewhat outmoded. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Florence and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)