What does Florida mean?
Florida [flori-da] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Florida is "flowery". From "floridus". 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 Flora or a more modern form of Florence, of which it is also a Spanish variant.
26 related forms via Flora, Florence: Fiora, Fiori, Flor, Flora▼, Floralia, Flore, Florella, Florenca, Florenza, Floressa, Floretta, Flori, Floria, Floriana, Floriane, Florie, Florina, Florincia, Florinda, Florine▼, Floris, Florise, Florita, Florrie, Florry and Flory.Creative forms:
(female) Florila, Florira, ..
(male) Florico, Florist, .. Middle name pairings:
Florida Nichole (F.N.), ..
How popular is Florida?
Florida is a very prominent first name for females (#1628 out of 4276, Top 38%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#30443 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Florida reached its highest position of #489 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Flor, Flora (#1362 last year), Florence (#1172), Floretta, Floria, Florie, Florina, Florinda, Florine, Floris and Florrie are the popular varying forms of Florida. Other variants, like Flori, are seldom used. These relations of Florida reached the peak of their popularity a century ago (usage of 2.72%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.02%, ▼99%).
Similar NamesRecommended names are Alaida, Albreda, Aleida, Alfreda▼, Alfrida, Alfrieda, Alfryda, Alida▼, Allida, Allmida (see Almeda), Almida, Cherida, Chlorinda, Clarinda, Clorinda, Clotilda, Corinda, Dorinda, Eldorada (see Eldora), Elfreda, Elfrida, Elfrieda, Elfryda, Elida, Ellfrida (see Alfreda), Elpida, Faida, Farica, Farina, Fillida (see Phillida), Flavia, Floella, Freda▼, Freida▼, Frerika, Frida▲, Frieda▼, Fronia, Fryda, Gloria▼, Halfrida, Irida, Karida, Klotilda, Loida, Lorinda, Nerida, Norda, Olida, Placida, Plasida, Querida and Zoraida. These names tend to be less frequently used than Florida.See names in meaning and etymology.