Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. FLAWR-ə(English)
FLO-ra(Spanish, German)
FLAW-ru(Portuguese)
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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.

Related Names

VariantsFlower(English) Fiore(Italian) Flor, Florinda(Spanish) Florinda(Portuguese) Floor(Dutch) Flore, Fleur(French)
DiminutivesFlo, Floretta, Florrie, Floella(English) Floortje(Dutch) Florette(French)
Other Languages & CulturesFlóra(Hungarian) Florina(Late Roman) Florina(Romanian) Fflur(Welsh)
Same SpellingFlóra
User SubmissionsFlòra, Flöra, Florá

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Croatia: July 29
France: November 24
Greece: August 18
Italy: November 24
Latvia: May 4
Lithuania: June 11
Poland: August 29
Poland: November 24
Spain: November 24

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Entry updated April 25, 2021