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Florida meaning and name origin
Florida \f-lori-da, fl(o)-rida\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Florida is "flowery". From "floridus". Spanish variant of Flora. Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon dubbed the southern state "Florida" for the many flowers he found there. May also have originated as an elaboration of Florence or a more modern form of %2.Baby names that sound like Florida are Florita and Floretta. Other similar baby names are Florinda, Floria and Florina.
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Popularity of Florida
Florida is a very popular first name for women (#1628 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27704 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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