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Origin and Meaning of Florin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Flor"in
A silver coin of Florence, first struck in the twelfth century, and noted for its beauty. The name is given to different coins in different countries. The florin of England, first minted in 1849, is worth two shillings, or about 48 cents; the florin of the Netherlands, about 40 cents; of Austria, about 36 cents.

Etymology: F. florin, It. florino, orig., a Florentine coin, with a lily on it, fr. flore a flower, fr. L. flos. See Flower, and cf. Floren

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Formerly the basic unit of money in the Netherlands; equal to 100 cents
  2. The basic unit of money in Suriname; equal to 100 cents

From Old French florin, from Italian fiorino.

  1. The currency of Aruba, divided into 100 cents, symbol ƒ.
  2. A pre-decimal British coin, worth two shillings or ten new pence.
  3. A guilder (former currency unit of the Netherlands).
  4. Any of several gold coins once produced in Florence, Italy.
  5. A pre-decimal Australian coin, worth 24 pence or a tenth of a pound.

Notable Persons Named Florin

Florin Andone is a soccer player for the Córdoba CF, Vinaròs CF, CD Castellón, Villarreal CF, Villarreal CF C, CD Atlético Baleares, Córdoba CF B, Romania national under-19 football team, and Romania national football team. Florin was born on April 11th, 1993 in Botoșani, Romania.


Florin Gardoș is a soccer player for the Southampton F.C., FC Olimpia Satu Mare, CS Concordia Chiajna, FC Steaua București, Romania national under-19 football team, Romania national under-21 football team, and Romania national football team. Florin was born on October 29th, 1988 in Satu Mare, Romania.


Florin Salam is a manele musician. He was most prominent from 2002 to present. Florin was given the name Florin Stoian on October 1st, 1979 in Bucharest. Florin is also known as Florin Fermecătorul.


Florin Răducioiu is a soccer player for the FC Dinamo București, F.C. Bari 1908, Hellas Verona F.C., Brescia Calcio, A.C. Milan, RCD Espanyol, West Ham United F.C., VfB Stuttgart, AS Monaco FC, US Créteil-Lusitanos, and Romania national football team. Florin was born on March 17th, 1970 in Bucharest, Romania.


Florin was born on January 26th, 1985 in Craiova, Romania.


Florin Tănase is a soccer player for the FC Viitorul Constanța, FC Voluntari, Romania national under-21 football team, and Romania national football team. Florin was born on December 30th, 1994 in Găești.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Florin

Peter was born on October 2nd, 1921 in Cologne. He died on February 17th, 2014.


Fodor Razvan Florin is an actor and singer. Fodor was born on June 22nd, 1975 in Bucharest, Romania.


Wilhelm was born on March 16th, 1894 in Poll, Cologne. He breathed his last breath on July 5th, 1944.


Carl was born on April 5th, 1894. He breathed his last breath on September 24th, 1965.


Ignat Florin is an athlete for the City'US Târgu Mureș.


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Popularity of Florin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Florin U.S.
  White 80.73% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.31% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Florin

People with the last name Florin are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Florin

  • How Popular is the name Florin? Florin is the 53,322nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Florin was the 32,203rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Florin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34 babies born with the first name Florin in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Florin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Florin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Florin is Friday, May 3rd, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Florin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Florin was in 1918 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Florin: Your name in reverse order is Nirolf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Inoflr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Florin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 716 people with the last name Florin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Florin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Florin as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.