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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. FLAW-REH-STAHN(French)
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Meaning & History

Obscure southern French name probably derived from Latin florescere "to flower; to put forth blooms".

A known bearer is Florestan I, Prince of Monaco (1785 - 1856, born Tancrède Florestan Roger Louis Grimaldi).
Florestan is also a character in Ludwig van Beethoven's opera "Fidelio" (1814).
Added 10/22/2012 by Frollein Gladys
Edited 4/24/2021 by lezginkas, Frollein Gladys and elbowin