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What does Florida mean?

Florida Pronunciation of Florida 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH flowers, modern


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, Flory



Florida Verity (F.V.), ..

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, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Flor, Flora (#1052 LAST YEAR), Florence (#971), 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 1.74%) and are now significantly less popular (USAGE 0.03%, 98%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Florida, Flor, Flora, Florence, Floretta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Floria, Florie, Florina, Florinda, Florine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Floris, Florrie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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