Meaning and Origin of Florence - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Florence

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Blooming flower; flourishing

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and French : from the personal name Florence, used by both sexes (Latin Florentius (masculine) and Florentia (feminine), ultimately from flos, genitive floris ‘flower’). Both names were borne by several early Christian martyrs, but in the Middle Ages the masculine name was far more common.
  • English and French : local name for someone from Florence in Italy, originally named in Latin as Florentia.