Flora

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68k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Flora

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  • A submission from Connecticut, United States says the name Flora means "Goddess of Flowers" and is of Unknown origin.
Other origins: Italian

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Flo"ra
Senses
  1. [Rom. Myth] The goddess of flowers and spring.
  2. [Bot] The complete system of vegetable species growing without cultivation in a given locality, region, or period; a list or description of, or treatise on, such plants.

Etymology: L., the goddess of flowers, from flos floris, flower. See Flower

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
  2. All the plant life in a particular region or period ("the flora of southern California")
Wiktionary

From Latin Flora (“goddess of flowers”)

  1. plants considered as a group, especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc.
  2. a book describing the plants of a country etc.
  3. The microorganisms that inhabit some part of the body, such as intestinal flora

flora was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Crimean Tatar, Esperanto, Italian, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Flora

Flora Parker DeHaven was an actor and film actress. Flora was born on September 1st, 1893 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States. She died on September 9th, 1950.

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She was most active from 1931 to 1981. Dame was given the name Flora McKenzie Robson on March 28th, 1902 in South Shields, County Durham, England, United Kingdom. She breathed her last breath on July 7th, 1984.

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Flora Call Disney was a housewife. Flora was given the name Flora Call on April 22nd, 1868 in Steuben, Ohio. She breathed her last breath on November 26th, 1938.

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Flora was born in 1722 in Milton (South Uist). She died on March 4th, 1790.

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She holds the title Miss France 2014 and Miss France. Flora was born Flora Coquerel on April 14th, 1994 in Mont-Saint-Aignan, France.

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Flora Saini is an actor and film actress. She has been prominent since 1999. Flora was born Flora Saini in Chandigarh, UT, India. Flora is also known as Mayuri.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Flora

Fauna and Merryweather Flora is a fairy godmothers and fairy godmother.

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Lapthe was born in 1962 in South Vietnam.

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James Flora was an artist in the fields of painting, commercial art, illustration, and children's literature. James was given the name James Royer Flora on January 25th, 1914 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, U.S. He died on July 9th, 1998.

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Vitor Flora is a soccer player for the Atlético Monte Azul, Botafogo Futebol Clube (SP), Liverpool F.C. Reserves, Academy, Goiás Esporte Clube, Rio Branco Esporte Clube, and FK Daugava (2003). Vitor was born on February 21st, 1990 in São Joaquim da Barra. Vitor is also known as Vitor Flora.

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Peter was born on March 3rd, 1944 in Innsbruck.

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How popular is the baby name Flora in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 370 365 5 #68 girl name
1881 317 317 0 #72 girl name
1882 380 380 0 #73 girl name
1883 387 387 0 #74 girl name
1884 393 393 0 #77 girl name
1885 445 445 0 #74 girl name
1886 443 443 0 #76 girl name
1887 408 408 0 #82 girl name
1888 541 541 0 #78 girl name
1889 516 516 0 #79 girl name
1890 510 510 0 #85 girl name
1891 497 497 0 #89 girl name
1892 585 585 0 #82 girl name
1893 537 537 0 #89 girl name
1894 619 619 0 #84 girl name
1895 552 552 0 #96 girl name
1896 527 527 0 #97 girl name
1897 488 488 0
1898 607 607 0 #98 girl name
1899 520 520 0
1900 623 623 0
1901 493 493 0
1902 587 587 0 #100 girl name
1903 536 536 0
1904 577 569 8
1905 633 628 5
1906 623 618 5
1907 617 617 0
1908 677 677 0
1909 672 667 5
1910 793 793 0
1911 749 749 0
1912 899 899 0
1913 943 943 0
1914 1,152 1,152 0
1915 1,375 1,368 7
1916 1,459 1,459 0
1917 1,456 1,450 6
1918 1,509 1,504 5
1919 1,444 1,444 0
1920 1,573 1,566 7
1921 1,560 1,553 7
1922 1,528 1,522 6
1923 1,489 1,475 14
1924 1,449 1,449 0
1925 1,411 1,404 7
1926 1,374 1,366 8
1927 1,302 1,302 0
1928 1,207 1,201 6
1929 1,131 1,123 8
1930 1,152 1,142 10
1931 965 965 0
1932 898 891 7
1933 911 902 9
1934 914 909 5
1935 840 840 0
1936 748 748 0
1937 795 790 5
1938 783 774 9
1939 766 766 0
1940 694 687 7
1941 702 702 0
1942 694 694 0
1943 642 642 0
1944 636 630 6
1945 530 530 0
1946 551 551 0
1947 578 578 0
1948 585 585 0
1949 578 578 0
1950 547 547 0
1951 507 507 0
1952 462 462 0
1953 470 470 0
1954 413 413 0
1955 458 458 0
1956 407 407 0
1957 415 415 0
1958 359 359 0
1959 370 370 0
1960 345 340 5
1961 299 299 0
1962 271 271 0
1963 294 294 0
1964 252 252 0
1965 206 206 0
1966 181 181 0
1967 161 161 0
1968 138 138 0
1969 136 136 0
1970 136 136 0
1971 139 139 0
1972 126 126 0
1973 110 110 0
1974 111 111 0
1975 102 102 0
1976 115 115 0
1977 102 102 0
1978 106 106 0
1979 89 89 0
1980 116 116 0
1981 93 93 0
1982 86 86 0
1983 81 81 0
1984 83 83 0
1985 82 82 0
1986 76 76 0
1987 64 64 0
1988 71 71 0
1989 74 74 0
1990 83 83 0
1991 73 73 0
1992 72 72 0
1993 63 63 0
1994 59 59 0
1995 60 60 0
1996 58 58 0
1997 93 93 0
1998 78 78 0
1999 79 79 0
2000 99 99 0
2001 113 113 0
2002 87 87 0
2003 79 79 0
2004 96 96 0
2005 117 117 0
2006 90 90 0
2007 110 110 0
2008 112 112 0
2009 104 104 0
2010 114 114 0
2011 122 122 0
2012 128 128 0
2013 144 144 0
2014 170 170 0
2015 176 176 0
2016 195 195 0
2017 222 222 0

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Popularity of Flora as a first name

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Popularity of Flora as a last name

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Common last names for Flora

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • White
  • Anderson
  • Thomas
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Harris
  • Lewis
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Flora U.S.
  White 89.70% 64.26%
  African American 2.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Flora

People with the last name Flora are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Flora

  • What name lists does Flora rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Flora? Flora is the 832nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Flora was the 4,523rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Flora have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 68,094 babies born with the first name Flora in the United States. That's more than enough people named Flora to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Flora? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 370 new born babies.
  • When was Flora first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Flora is Monday, July 10th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Flora born? The highest recorded use of the first name Flora was in 1920 with a total of 1,566 babies. That's a lot of babies named Flora!
  • Random Flora Factoid: According to the 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Flora ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 61 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1935.
  • Weird things about the name Flora: Your name in reverse order is Arolf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lfaor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Flora? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,837 people with the last name Flora.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Flora? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Flora as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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