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Classic, basic, and straight-to-the-point, yet elegant, marvelous, and beautiful. A definite must-have in my name list.
MarioDM02  2/1/2019
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Flora is also commonly used in the Dutch-speaking world as well as the Spanish-speaking world and the Portuguese-speaking world. [noted -ed]

In all of these, the name is also encountered as a short form of names that start with Flor-, such as: Florentina, Floriberta, Florina and Florinda. In fact, I myself have an ancestor from the 19th century who was officially named Florentina but always went by Flora. Of course, as a short form the name is informal, because it's not the official name on the birth certificate. But given how common some of the Flor- names are, Flora must also be pretty common as a short form of these names.

For more information, please see:

- http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nvb/naam/is/Flora (in Dutch; shows the prevalence of the name in the Netherlands in 2014)
- http://www.names.be/meisjesnamen.html?met=Flora&sort=beldesc (in Dutch; shows the prevalence of the name in Belgium in 2009)
- https://www.conmishijos.com/nombres/Flora/ (in Spanish)
- see page 116 of "Diccionario de Nombres de Personas" written by José M. Albaigés Olivart: https://books.google.de/books?id=A_KHaYiixzwC&pg=PA116 (in Spanish)
- (general): https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/?first=Flora&last=&search=Zoeken
* https://be.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Flora/+/be-0-Belgi%C3%AB (lists only bearers living in Belgium)
* https://br.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Flora/+/br-0-Brazili%C3%AB (lists only bearers living in Brazil)
* https://nl.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Flora/+/nl-0-Nederland (lists only bearers living in the Netherlands)
* https://es.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Flora/+/es-0-Spanje (lists only bearers living in Spain)
* https://pt.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Flora/+/pt-0-Portugal (lists only bearers living in Portugal)
- Argentina: https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AFlora%20%2Brecord_country%3AArgentina
- Belgium: https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AFlora%20%2Brecord_country%3ABelgium
- Brazil: https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AFlora%20%2Brecord_country%3ABrazil
- Mexico: https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AFlora%20%2Brecord_country%3AMexico
- Netherlands: https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AFlora%20%2Brecord_country%3ANetherlands
- Portugal: https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AFlora%20%2Brecord_country%3APortugal
- Spain: https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AFlora%20%2Brecord_country%3ASpain
- https://www.facebook.com/search/people/?q=Flora.
Lucille  1/9/2019
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I'm not a fan of this very old-ladyish name.
― Anonymous User  11/12/2018
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This name is gorgeous, great as a short form of Florence, or (less pretty in my opinion) as a long form of Floss, Flossie, Flo etc. I love that it means flower, as though a bearer of the name will be as pretty and delicate and sweet as a flower.

Some pretty combinations are:
· Flora Charlotte
· Elizabeth Flora
· Flora Emily
· Emily Flora
· Flora Autumn
· Isabelle Flora
· Flora Isabelle/a
· Flora Maisie
· Elanor Flora
· Flora Ellen.
BeccyLeader2  10/13/2018
2
In 2018, 80 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Flora who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 113th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
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Not a fan of Flora, Flossy, Florence...
― Anonymous User  9/13/2018
2
It's a bit old fashioned, but it's very pretty.
kayisforkeen  8/25/2018
1
Flora is a nurse hamster from the anime Hamtaro. Stan has a huge crush on her. (Unlike other girls Stan has flirted with, Flora seems to like him back.)
Buneary  4/28/2018
1
Flora is a fresh, colorful name, no one can resist the delightful mood of the name Flora. I like it very much. And currently, Flora Italy is a name for a luxurious skincare, that added much to my skin glow, and I think that is because OF THE NAME FLORA, makes you feel serenity.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2018
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I'm not a fan of this name. It reminds me of gut Flora.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2017
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Also a Modern Greek name, written Φλωρα.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/10/2017
1
The name Flora was given to 173 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
4
I like this name, a little plain but it's still good.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2016
2
Flora Tristan was a French socialist and women's right advocate during the European revolutions of the early and mid 1800s.
nom210  1/30/2016
4
I would definitely have used this name as it's a family name but then the man who invented Flora margarine named it after his wife's middle name, and ruined it for the rest of the UK, because let's face it, no girl or woman wants to be associated with the word 'spread'. It is such a shame, as I love the meaning, the goddess connection and it's short, flows well and is feminine. I disagree with people disliking it because of Flo, it's like people shortening Laura to Low. I mean come on, it's only 2 syllables!
queen_vic  1/20/2015
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@queen_vic 1/20/2015 I agree, I'm from the UK and the Flora margarine assoociation is quite a damn shame for people over here who really adore this name. I would love to use this name. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to use it though.
― Anonymous User  11/4/2015
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Still needs to be actually listed in Scottish names.
thesnowwhiterose  12/8/2014
4
Flora is a lovely, pretty name. (:
― Anonymous User  8/9/2014
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I love this name. It's not very common, but simple and beautiful. I also think it would age gracefully.
Muddyb00ts  4/17/2014
1
8 Flora is an asteroid that was discovered by J. R. Hind on October 18, 1847. It is named after Flora from Roman mythology, the goddess of flowers and the season of spring.
ophelia  10/20/2013
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We're seriously considering this name for a daughter. It's very uncommon here in the US, but that's what I like. It's old fashioned and sweet, and suitable for all ages. Although, my name is Lily, so that might be a little too 'flower-y'.
.Lily.  8/16/2013
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This beautiful name was given to 124 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
2
Flora is Miss Spider's real name in the Miss Spider books.
Lolth  6/5/2013
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This should be listed as a Scottish name as well, as it is often used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala and similar names. [noted -ed]
thesnowwhiterose  5/27/2013
1
Flora Cross (born 1993) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
1
This is the real name of the title character, Flora Barnes, in Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson.
Hushpuppy  10/10/2011
3
A lot of people might think this is old-fashioned, but I think it's really pretty. Not my absolute favorite, but it's really nice.
Joy12  5/3/2011
3
So many literary tie-ins! Definitely a name with strong and darling roots.
vomiting  2/2/2011
6
My daughter's name is Flora. I think it's a beautiful name, and my daughter is born in the spring so it fits her perfect.
It's not very common here which I also think is a good thing =)
honungspinglan  11/6/2010
2
Flora is also the main character in Mary Jane Beaufrand's novel, "Primavera."
Hannah_E  5/9/2010
1
If you dislike Flora, I think Floral would be a pretty alternative.
ListenToAsuka  5/7/2010
4
The German pronunciation is FLO-rah. [noted -ed]
mafiosa  8/6/2009
1
Flora is the name of the Countess De Lave in George Cukor's all-female 1939 movie "The Women".
alberto  3/4/2009
1
There is a very nice song by Enya called Flora's Secret.
― Anonymous User  2/16/2009
1
I do believe that "Flora" is the name of the little, angelic girl in Henry James' "Turn of the Screw".
BlackMartian923  1/31/2009
0
As long as you don't have another daughter named Fauna, and as long as you don't call the girl Flo, this name is alright. It rhymes with the very common Laura and Norah, and it also rhymes with the beautiful names Cora and Dora, and it has a soft, pleasant sound to it. It's quite old-fashioned and a bit too flower-y in a very literal way, but it's not bad.
slight night shiver  5/25/2008
2
I love this name, I just wish there wasn't a butter called Flora because that will be the first association for a lot of people.
Sezzers  11/30/2007
1
Only this name sounds like that butter.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2007
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Flora is the heroine in Stella Gibbons' book Cold Comfort Farm, which was made into a film with Kate Beckinsale as Flora.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2007
2
In Scotland the name became popular as an Anglicised form of the Gaelic name Fionnghuala and its variants. Flora MacDonald's given name was actually Fionnghal.
reniannen17  7/24/2007
5
I really like this name, elegant, simple, and lush. It can be used as a nickname for Florence as well.
Kitten  4/6/2007
1
I don't know why, but I don't like this name. Which is weird, considering I love Moira, Laura, Zora, Nora and my eldest daughter's name, Leonora.
QueenieCapulet  2/15/2007
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Though it has terrible connotations.
Aunt Flo.
Enough said.
nothingshortoftragic  1/26/2007
5
Beautiful name. Reminds me of the darling daughter in Moll Flanders. A great, fairyish name.
nothingshortoftragic  12/12/2006
2
Flora would be a great name for a cat.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2006
2
Flora MacDonald famously hid Bonnie Prince Charlie on the Isle of Skye when he was fleeing his pursuers. Flora is quite a popular name in Scotland.
Ebba  2/20/2006
1
Flora was one of three good fairies in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty."
breakofday  12/29/2005
1
Flora Tristan was one of the founders of modern feminism and Paul Gauguin's grandmother. Her complete name was Flore-Celestine-Therèse-Henriette Tristan-Moscoso.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
1
In Sweden Flora is the word used for a lexicon about plants, and in general for vegetation.
Flora is also the brand name of a type of margarine.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
1
Flora is the name of the heroine in the novel "Cold Comfort Farm" by Stella Gibbons.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
5
I love this name so much because it means flower and makes me think of spring. Very pretty sounding as well.
iwant2baurora  12/20/2005

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