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What does Florian mean?

Florian /flo-ri-an/ as a boys' name is pronounced FLOR-ee-an. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Florian is "flower".

From the Latin word flos. Masculine form of Flora, from a Roman clan name. Saint Florian (fourth century) was a Roman officer under Diocletian who came to be called the patron of Poland and Austria.

Associated with: flower, roman, clan (surname), saint


Florian has 3 variants: Florien, Florrian and Floryan.

Florian has 1 feminine form: Flora.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Farrian, Floriney, ..

(female) Flonan, Floren, ..

How popular is Florian?

Florian is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#10167 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Florian for boys. Florian reached its apex rank of #599 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Florian name in U.S.

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

The only other prominent alternative form of Florian is Flora. These relations of Florian reached the peak of their popularity in the 1910s (average #1299), but now, the version Florian has become less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Florian, Flora in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Florian and related baby names outside U.S.

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Recommended names are Abrian, Adrian, Andrian, Arian, Aydrian, Brian, Claran, Corwan, Cyprian, Dadrian, Darian, Darrian, Deloran, Delorean, Derrian, Doran, Dorian, Dorran, Dorrian, Edrian, Eirian, Elian, Eliran, Fabian, Fabriano, Faebian, Faolan, Farin, Farran, Farrin, Favian, Faybian, Fernan, Ferran, Ferrin, Filian, Finnian, Fionan, Fionnan, Fiontan, Flannan, Flavian, Flavien, Flin, Flinn, Florent, Florenz, Florinio (see Florent), Florino, Floris, Florus, Forden, Fordon, Fran, Frean, Fuhrman, Furman, Gabrian, Gordan, Gorman, Hadrian, Jadrian, Joran, Jordan, Jorgan, Jorian, Jurian, Laurian, Morgan, Riordan, Siprian, Thorian, Torean, Torran and Valerian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Florian.