Florence

Gender:girl

Meaning:Blossoming

Origin:Latin

Pronunciation:FLOR ence

Variations:Florense, Florenze

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Florence is a lovely girl’s name and also has very noble roots, as it was the name of a selfless nurse. The meaning itself is also wonderful as it conveys a sense of growth and maturity.

Detailed Meaning

Florence derives from the Latin male name Florentius. The Latin name itself means ‘to blossom’ or ‘to flower.’

Famous People With This Name

Florence Nightingale was an English social reformer and the founder of modern nursing. Florence Welch is a British singer and lead singer of the band, “Florence and the Machine.” Florence Foster Jenkins was an American socialite and amateur soprano who was known for her very poor singing.

Possible Nicknames

One of the common nicknames for Florence is Flo. Flora can also be a nickname option, but it is also a name in its own right so may get confusing.

Related Names

Florence can also be spelt Florense and Florenze.

Stories Featuring This Name

Florence Dombey is a character in the Charles Dickens novel, “Dombey and Sons.” Florence Rose is a character on the British sketch show, “Little Britain.” Florence is a character in the children’s series, “The Magic Roundabout.”

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