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Florence

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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

Want to know about the popularity of the Florence baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 336,105 babies born with the name Florence in the United States. That's more than enough Florences to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,071 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Florence" was in 1918 with a total of 11,317 babies. (That's a lot of baby Florences)

According to the 1937 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Florence" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 14 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1937. Across the entire United States a total of 2,975 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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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.

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

Florence Welch

Florence Welch is a musician, singer, and songwriter specializing in indie rock, baroque pop, art rock, and indie pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Florence was born in 1986 as Florence Leontine Mary Welch in Camberwell, England.

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Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1949 to present. Florence was born in 1934 as Florence Agnes Henderson in Dale, Indiana, U.S.

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Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner is an athlete. Florence was born in 1959 in Los Angeles, California.

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Florence Stanley

Florence Stanley is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1940 to 2003. Florence was born in 1924 as Florence Schwartz in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Anna Neagle

Anna Neagle is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1917 to 1986. Anna was born in 1904 as Florence Marjorie Robertson in Forest Gate, then in Essex, now London, England.

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Florence LaRue

Florence was born in 1944.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Florence

Florence And The Machine
Florence And The Machine Merriweather
Florence And The Machine Tour
Florence Italy
Florence Nightingale
Florence Ballard
Florence Italy Weather
Florence Sc

Alternative Meanings

F is for favorite, everyone's best friend.

L is for little, the little things you do.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

C is for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Your name in reverse order is "Ecnerolf". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oecenflr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Florence born Jun 17, 1928

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1450. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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