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Personally, I named my son Florian since it's unique and also one of the few names that sounds the same in the various languages of our family. With very common names ourselves, we also wanted to avoid our son running into the situation of having the same name as multiple classmates or coworkers and also not too strange or unpronounceable.

Interestingly, "Florian" still carries a lot of different stigmas - but not the same ones as for English speakers (floral, feminine, girly?). For example, for my Czech family, it's a common family (last) name and sounds odd to them as a first name. The Belgian part of the family likes "Florian" but finds it outdated... wasn't it popular in 1920's-40's :) they say? Then the French Canadian branch ironically find the name a bit too snobby and European sounding.

Apparently the name "Florian" will always have a hard time.
Mind you it's overly popular in Austria, Poland, perhaps Denmark and elsewhere etc!

Anyway, I like it, plus it has the great nickname of "Flo".
Aurora-2  2/22/2018
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Florian is the Prince in Snow White's story.
XironDarkstar  1/15/2018
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I named my son Florian as it is my maiden name. He was born in 2010. Sometimes we call him either Flo or Ian. My original maiden name was Moses. But my great grand father Julian and his brother Walter changed it due to starting a business in New York. At the turn of the last century it was hard being Jewish. With a very Jewish name, as well as looking very Jewish, at the time they felt it would be better for their business if they weren't Moses, making it sound Armenian. Their mother's name was Flora so they pretty much created the name influenced by their mothers name at the time. And my guess would be using the ending of Julian as well. This was right at the year/around 1900.
TheO.C.Gypsy  2/3/2017
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I would use the nickname Ian for this. It's a good name to same extent. I can't see myself using it on a child... it's one of those names that are nice, but somewhat unusable in the real world.
ThatOneAuthorGirl  1/30/2017
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Florian Jungwirth is a German footballer who plays for SV Darmstadt 98.
cutenose  1/27/2017
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Florian Myrtaj is an Albanian former football player. Myrtaj, who moved to Italy in 1989, aged 13, after having been signed by the Modena F.C. youth section, is also an Italian citizen.
cutenose  1/11/2017
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Florian is such a beautiful, handsome, lovely name for a guy. I really love this name. It's so sweet. ^w^
― Anonymous User  11/4/2015
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Who'd name a boy something meaning "flower"? This sounds like the name of some gay German guy who wears speedos and listens to ABBA.
TyrannosaurusRegina  10/1/2015
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This is my name. I like it - I like the floral meaning and the sound of it. It's pretty common where I live, but that doesn't bother me. I'm glad to have this name.
Acajou  5/1/2014
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Florian Bellanger is one of the judges on the Food Network cooking show "Cupcake Wars". He is also the founder of Mad Mac Macaroons.
avengingangelx3  6/17/2013
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I think it's a sweet name for a boy. It reminds me of art when I hear it.
autumn23  4/7/2013
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Although Floriaan is the authentic, native Dutch form (originally, Latin names ending in -ianus always became -iaan in Dutch), it is not used as often in The Netherlands as Florian. Floriaan is rare nowadays, whereas Florian is fairly popular and has been steadily gaining in popularity since the early '80s. In fact, in 2011 the name Florian was at its most popular ever: that year, 119 newborn boys were given this name.

As such, 'Dutch' should also be listed in the 'Usage' section for this name. :)
Lucille  10/11/2012
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A handsome name but it is a bit foppish and dated. I think it might come off as pretentious but it does sound nice.
VocabWord  7/13/2012
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I have always liked Florian to an extent. It is also popular in my home country; on and off. I also like Frederick.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2010
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(Traditional) German feminine form: Floriane.
― Anonymous User  4/27/2010
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A macho floral boys' name! Glee!
lucyskydiamonds  1/17/2010
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Florijan is the version used in Croatia and Slovenia.
goricar  12/6/2009
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Masculine and beautiful at once. I like that there is a floral name for a male.
vomiting  6/12/2009
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An unusually pretty name for a boy. I like that. :]
not_another_Jessica  11/11/2008
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I love this name. I met someone from France with this name. This name always reminds me of him. It also sounds nice and sophisticated.
bananarama  8/18/2008
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This is singer Dido's real name: Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong. (gulp)
I think it works quite well as a female name - floral connotations.
Hero  2/23/2008
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The saint Florian is also the traditional patron of the firebrigade.
nanoukbaudrot  12/3/2007
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Florian Dubos is from the French band KYO. He plays bass and does backing vocals and occasionally lead vocals.
ravensshadow  8/14/2007
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Yeah, this name is kinda cool. I like it.
FirChlis  1/29/2007
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A "famous" (fictional) bearer: Florian Fortescue in the Harry Potter books, who runs an ice cream shop in Diagon Alley, but goes missing. *shrugs*
jeziana  12/8/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Florian here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  10/24/2006
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German pronunciation: FLO-ree-ahn. [noted -ed]
Popular name in Germany.
JHK  9/2/2006
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St. Florian is also regarded as the patron saint of firefighters. Many fire departments hold a St. Florian Mass each year.
wkelley  2/8/2006
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A very lovely name. It expresses intelligence. Its short form in Germany is "Flo", which sounds like a cheedy boy - I like that.
Evaria  8/8/2005
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Or "Flori", which I don't like at all.
Florian is my stepfather's name, but luckily he goes by Flo (only Flori sometimes).
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006

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