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Florence meaning and name origin
Florence \f-loren-ce, fl(o)-re-nce\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Fiorentina, Fiorenza, Firenze, Flo, Floellen, Flor, Flora, Florance, Flore, Florenca, Florencia, Florencita, Florentia, Florentina, Florentyna, Florenza, Florenzia, Flori, Floria, Floriane, Floriana, Florie, Florina, Florincia, Florinda, Florine, Floris, Florrance, Florrie, Florry, Florynce, Floss, Flossey, Flossie and Flossy.
For more information, see also related names Florida and Venetia.
A baby name that sounds like Florence is Fleurine.
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Popularity of Florence
Florence is a very popular first name for women (#107 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2998 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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