Given Name FLORA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: FLAW-rə (English), FLO-ra (German)  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.

Categories

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VARIANTS: Flower (English), Fiore (Italian)
DIMINUTIVES: Flo, Floretta, Florrie, Floella (English)
MASCULINE FORMS: Fiore, Fiorino (Italian)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Fleur, Floor, Florina, Fleurette, Floortje (Dutch), Fleur, Flore, Florine, Fleurette, Florette (French), Flóra (Hungarian), Florina (Late Roman), Florinda (Portuguese), Florina (Romanian), Florina, Florinda (Spanish), Fflur (Welsh)
SAME SPELLING: Flóra
USER SUBMISSION: Florá
Entry updated July 2, 2017