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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 girl names Florida and Venetia.

There is 1 masculine form of Florence: Florent.


Florence is a very popular first name for females (#107 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2998 out of 88799, Top 3%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Florence for girls. Florence reached its highest rank of #7 in the U.S. in 1890-1899 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Florence and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Florine, Florrie, Flossie, Florida, Florence, Flor, Flora, Florance and Flo. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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