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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 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.


Florida is a very popular first name for females (#1628 out of 4276, Top 38%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27704 out of 88799, Top 31%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Florida for girls. Florida reached its highest rank of #488 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Florida and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Florida, Florence and Flora. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Flora, Florence, Florida in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Floria, Florina, Florinda and Florita. These names tend to be less commonly used than Florida.