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336k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
9k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Florence

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Nicknames and Given Names for Florence

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,071 1,063 8 #14 girl name
1881 1,053 1,046 7 #16 girl name
1882 1,330 1,322 8 #13 girl name
1883 1,309 1,298 11 #14 girl name
1884 1,588 1,570 18 #12 girl name
1885 1,679 1,667 12 #12 girl name
1886 1,875 1,860 15 #10 girl name
1887 1,980 1,964 16 #9 girl name
1888 2,455 2,444 11 #8 girl name
1889 2,475 2,465 10 #7 girl name
1890 2,758 2,744 14 #6 girl name
1891 2,727 2,715 12 #6 girl name
1892 3,170 3,154 16 #6 girl name
1893 3,242 3,231 11 #7 girl name
1894 3,246 3,233 13 #8 girl name
1895 3,490 3,471 19 #7 girl name
1896 3,338 3,323 15 #8 girl name
1897 3,389 3,369 20 #7 girl name
1898 3,809 3,790 19 #6 girl name
1899 3,334 3,314 20 #6 girl name
1900 3,942 3,920 22 #7 girl name
1901 3,152 3,131 21 #8 girl name
1902 3,532 3,509 23 #7 girl name
1903 3,483 3,468 15 #8 girl name
1904 3,586 3,572 14 #8 girl name
1905 3,496 3,478 18 #11 girl name
1906 3,705 3,691 14 #10 girl name
1907 3,764 3,750 14 #11 girl name
1908 3,902 3,883 19 #11 girl name
1909 3,806 3,789 17 #11 girl name
1910 4,305 4,282 23 #12 girl name
1911 4,444 4,424 20 #12 girl name
1912 5,761 5,739 22 #12 girl name
1913 6,304 6,279 25 #13 girl name
1914 7,926 7,886 40 #13 girl name
1915 10,142 10,105 37 #14 girl name
1916 10,443 10,412 31 #14 girl name
1917 10,571 10,538 33 #14 girl name
1918 11,349 11,317 32 #14 girl name
1919 10,513 10,482 31 #14 girl name
1920 10,764 10,732 32 #16 girl name
1921 10,743 10,719 24 #17 girl name
1922 10,064 10,036 28 #18 girl name
1923 9,780 9,746 34 #18 girl name
1924 9,494 9,469 25 #20 girl name
1925 8,629 8,584 45 #24 girl name
1926 8,215 8,181 34 #26 girl name
1927 7,678 7,643 35 #28 girl name
1928 7,010 6,971 39 #32 girl name
1929 6,251 6,214 37 #35 girl name
1930 5,899 5,861 38 #38 girl name
1931 5,022 5,009 13 #43 girl name
1932 4,565 4,540 25 #47 girl name
1933 4,099 4,077 22 #49 girl name
1934 3,749 3,734 15 #61 girl name
1935 3,305 3,277 28 #74 girl name
1936 3,105 3,084 21 #80 girl name
1937 2,975 2,952 23 #81 girl name
1938 2,819 2,804 15 #89 girl name
1939 2,614 2,594 20 #95 girl name
1940 2,482 2,465 17 #100 girl name
1941 2,401 2,390 11
1942 2,549 2,536 13
1943 2,292 2,274 18
1944 1,990 1,977 13
1945 1,729 1,729 0
1946 1,917 1,907 10
1947 1,850 1,850 0
1948 1,697 1,697 0
1949 1,572 1,566 6
1950 1,446 1,446 0
1951 1,290 1,290 0
1952 1,247 1,242 5
1953 1,124 1,124 0
1954 1,031 1,031 0
1955 1,005 1,005 0
1956 943 943 0
1957 882 877 5
1958 848 848 0
1959 797 791 6
1960 745 738 7
1961 637 637 0
1962 605 598 7
1963 578 578 0
1964 540 535 5
1965 450 450 0
1966 480 475 5
1967 387 382 5
1968 327 322 5
1969 365 365 0
1970 331 331 0
1971 277 277 0
1972 248 248 0
1973 264 264 0
1974 217 217 0
1975 203 203 0
1976 192 192 0
1977 188 188 0
1978 146 146 0
1979 159 159 0
1980 152 152 0
1981 154 154 0
1982 140 140 0
1983 140 140 0
1984 131 131 0
1985 126 126 0
1986 113 113 0
1987 105 105 0
1988 101 101 0
1989 106 106 0
1990 108 108 0
1991 108 108 0
1992 73 73 0
1993 89 89 0
1994 83 83 0
1995 75 75 0
1996 78 78 0
1997 64 64 0
1998 82 82 0
1999 67 67 0
2000 60 60 0
2001 66 66 0
2002 64 64 0
2003 50 50 0
2004 64 64 0
2005 55 55 0
2006 64 64 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 62 62 0
2009 54 54 0
2010 75 75 0
2011 73 73 0
2012 93 93 0
2013 118 118 0
2014 182 182 0
2015 214 214 0

Fun Facts about the name Florence

  • How many people with the first name Florence have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 336,105 babies born with the first name Florence in the United States. That's more than enough people named Florence to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Florence? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,071 new born babies.
  • When was Florence first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Florence is Monday, December 24th, 1827.
  • What year had the most people named Florence born? The highest recorded use of the first name Florence was in 1918 with a total of 11,317 babies. That's a lot of babies named Florence!
  • Random Florence Factoid: According to the 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Florence ranks 45th in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 21 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1931.
  • Weird things about the name Florence: Your name in reverse order is Ecnerolf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cofnlree. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Florence? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,177 people with the last name Florence.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Florence? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Florence as their last name.
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Common last names for Florence

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  • Brown
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  • Jones
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  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Clark
  • Nelson
  • Thomas
  • Young
  • Lewis
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Florence U.S.
  White 59.16% 64.26%
  African American 34.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Florence

People with the last name Florence are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Florence" mean? The list below shows the origins of Florence as well as things modernly associated with the name Florence such as celebrities named Florence.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Florence

The name "Florence" is of Latin origin, and it means "Prosperous, Flowering". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Flor"ence
Senses
  1. An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value.
  2. A kind of cloth.

Etymology: From the city of Florence: cf. F. florence a kind of cloth, OF. florin

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A city in central Italy on the Arno; provincial capital of Tuscany; center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries
  2. A town in northeast South Carolina; transportation center

Borrowing from French Florence, from Latin Flōrentia (as a given name, a feminine form of Flōrentius), from flōrens (“flowering, flourishing”), from flōs (“flower”), connected with English bloom and blossom.

The female given name gained popularity from Florence Nightingale who was born in the Tuscan city.

  1. A province of Tuscany, Italy.
  2. The capital city of the province Florence.
  3. The capital city of Caquetá, Colombia.
  4. A female given name.
  5. A city in Kentucky.
  6. A town in Mississippi.
  7. A city in South Carolina.
  8. (historical) An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III, coined by Florentines and worth six shillings sterling.
  9. (historical) A kind of cloth.

Florence was also found in the following language(s): French and Latvian

Notable Persons With the Name Florence

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins was an outsider music and opera musician. She holds the title Der Hölle Rache". Her career lasted from 1912 to 1944. Florence was given the name Nascina Florence Foster on July 19th, 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S. She died on November 26th, 1944.

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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale was a scientist. Florence was born on May 12th, 1820 in Florence. She died on August 13th, 1910.

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Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson is an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to present. Florence was given the name Florence Agnes Henderson on February 14th, 1934 in Dale, Indiana, U.S.

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Florence Welch

Florence Welch is a musician. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 2006 to present. Florence was given the name Florence Leontine Mary Welch on August 28th, 1986 in Camberwell, London, England.

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Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner was an athlete. Florence was born on December 21st, 1959 in Los Angeles. She left this life on September 21st, 1998.

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Florence Owens Thompson

Florence Owens Thompson was an agricultural laborer. Florence was given the name Florence Leona Christie on September 1st, 1903 in Indian Territory, Oklahoma, U.S. She died on September 16th, 1983.

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  • Evelyn Nesbit
    (model)
  • Florence Ballard
    (musician)
  • Elizabeth Arden
    (businesswoman: cosmetics)
  • Florence Kelley
    (american social reformer)
  • Florence Stanley
    (actress)
  • Florence Harding
    (First Lady of the United States)
  • Florence Scovel Shinn
    (artist)
  • Florence Eldridge
    (actress)
  • Florence Halop
    (actress)
  • Florence LaRue
    (singing)
  • Dame Anna Neagle
    (actress)
  • Florence Lawrence
    (leading human)
  • Florrie
    (musician)
  • Florence Balcombe
    (leading individual)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Florence

Monster Of Florence

Monster Of Florence is a noteworthy person. Monster is also known as Il Mostro, The Surgeon of Death, Il Mostro di Firenze, The Monster of Florence, and Il Mostro (The Monster).

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Tyler Florence

Tyler Florence is a chef. Tyler was born on March 3rd, 1971 in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Robert Florence

Robert Florence is a famed individual. Robert was born Robert Florence on July 29th, 1977 in Glasgow.

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Margaret Anne Florence

Margaret Anne Florence is a notable person.

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Lady Bjelke-Petersen Florence

Lady Bjelke-Petersen Florence is a member of parliament. Her career lasted from 1981 to 1993. Lady was given the name Florence Isabel Gilmour on August 11th, 1920 in Brisbane.

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Carol Florence

Carol Florence is a film, television, human voice, actor, and voiceactress.

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What does the name Florence mean?

Fis for future, always looking ahead.

Lis for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

Ois for outlook, pleasing to all.

Ris for rational, the way you think.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

Cis for compatible, a friend's friend.

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

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