Florida

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
742
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Florida

User Submitted Origins

     Spanish
50%
     English
25%
     Hebrew
25%

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Florida means "Gift of God".
  • A user from Nigeria says the name Florida is of Spanish origin and means "Flowery".
  • According to a user from Connecticut, United States, the name Florida means "Full of Flowers; Flowery".
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  1. A state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Wiktionary

From Spanish, a shortening of either la Florida (“the flowery one”) or Pascua Florida (“flowery Easter”). It is the oldest surviving European-given place-name in the US.

  1. The southeasternmost state of the United States of America. Capital: Tallahassee; largest city: Jacksonville.
  2. The peninsula which makes up most of the state.

Florida was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Czech, Danish, Italian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Florida

Florida Friebus was an actress and screenwriter. She was most active from 1929 to 1978. Florida was born on October 10th, 1909 in Auburndale, Massachusetts, U.S. Florida is also known as Florida Freebus and Florida Freibus. She passed away on May 27th, 1988.

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Florida was born on September 14th, 1883. She died on March 6th, 1979.

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Florida Ruffin Ridley was a teacher and writer. Florida was given the name Florida Ruffin on January 29th, 1861 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She left this life on February 25th, 1943.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Florida

Rana Florida is a business executive and writer.

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He breathed his last breath in 1971.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 10 0
1881 13 13 0
1882 11 11 0
1883 19 19 0
1884 18 18 0
1885 20 20 0
1886 10 10 0
1887 21 21 0
1888 40 40 0
1889 21 21 0
1890 28 28 0
1891 28 28 0
1892 26 26 0
1893 33 33 0
1894 27 27 0
1895 40 40 0
1896 45 45 0
1897 29 29 0
1898 48 48 0
1899 31 31 0
1900 57 57 0
1901 27 27 0
1902 41 41 0
1903 44 44 0
1904 36 36 0
1905 40 40 0
1906 37 37 0
1907 37 37 0
1908 35 35 0
1909 36 36 0
1910 43 43 0
1911 44 44 0
1912 54 54 0
1913 58 58 0
1914 59 59 0
1915 74 74 0
1916 62 62 0
1917 58 58 0
1918 75 70 5
1919 66 66 0
1920 71 71 0
1921 86 86 0
1922 72 72 0
1923 72 72 0
1924 72 72 0
1925 99 99 0
1926 78 78 0
1927 76 76 0
1928 70 70 0
1929 58 58 0
1930 56 56 0
1931 51 51 0
1932 54 54 0
1933 49 49 0
1934 58 58 0
1935 40 40 0
1936 65 65 0
1937 44 44 0
1938 42 42 0
1939 42 42 0
1940 50 50 0
1941 41 41 0
1942 61 61 0
1943 28 28 0
1944 41 41 0
1945 24 24 0
1946 22 22 0
1947 31 31 0
1948 47 47 0
1949 35 35 0
1950 39 39 0
1951 25 25 0
1952 25 25 0
1953 16 16 0
1954 20 20 0
1955 22 22 0
1956 14 14 0
1957 21 21 0
1958 17 17 0
1959 19 19 0
1960 20 20 0
1961 9 9 0
1962 10 10 0
1963 16 16 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 9 9 0
1966 8 8 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 5 5 0
1973 6 6 0
1974 11 11 0
1975 6 6 0
1976 5 5 0
1978 9 9 0
1979 5 5 0
1981 8 8 0
1982 5 5 0
1988 5 5 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 5 5 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Florida

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Florida as a first name

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Popularity of Florida as a last name

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Common last names for Florida

  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Lewis
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Miller
  • Harris
  • Anderson
  • Green

Common first names for Florida

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Florida U.S.
  White 64.82% 64.26%
  African American 10.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.21% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Florida

People with the last name Florida are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Florida

  • How Popular is the name Florida? Florida is the 4,718th most popular name of all time. As a last name Florida was the 31,251st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Florida have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,532 babies born with the first name Florida in the United States. That's more than enough people named Florida to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Florida? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Florida first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Florida is Saturday, September 25th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Florida born? The highest recorded use of the first name Florida was in 1925 with a total of 99 babies.
  • Random Florida Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Florida is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Florida: Your name in reverse order is Adirolf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Dfraoli. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Florida? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 742 people with the last name Florida.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Florida? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Florida as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.