Flora Name Meaning & Origin

Flora

Pronunciation: FLOH-rə (key)

Origin of the name Flora:

Derived from the Latin floris (a flower). The name is borne in Roman mythology by the goddess of flowers and spring.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Flora is one of my all-time favorite names, but when I was pregnant my husband, who was British, nixed it because it was a brand of margarine in England.

We named our 2nd daughter Flora Marina 19 years ago. Her older sister is Lucia (Loo-sha) Miranda. I see Flora has still not become popular. That's ok. At least it is unlikely to be mispronounced. Nicknames are Flor and Flo, but usually just Flora. I think she likes her name.

Nicknames for Flora: | Edit

Fleur
Flossie
Florita
Flo
Flor

Meanings and history of the name Flora: | Edit

From Latin. Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring.

Famous real-life people named Flora: | Edit

Flora MacDonald, 18th-century Scottish folk hero
Flora Cooke Stuart, loyal wife of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Flora Robson, English actress
Flora Tristan (born Flore Célestine Thérèse Henriette Tristán Moscoso Laisnay), French-Peruvian socialist, writer, and feminist activist.
Flora Thompson, English author, best known for her trilogy Lark Rise to Candleford
Flora Purim, Brazilian singer

Flora in song, story & screen: | Edit

Flora from Main Street
Flora is one of Babar's daughters
Flora Plum (Jodie Foster movie)
Flora Poste (played by Kate Beckinsale) from Cold Comfort Farm (novel and film)
Flora, one of the precocious but possibly possessed young charges in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw
Flora, one of the Three Good Fairies in Sleeping Beauty
Floradora Lomer Spaniola, Spiggie Lomer's snobbish sister who married for money and has a handsome, philandering husband, in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com
Flora, a fairy from the show Winx Club

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