Flora: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Flora | Girls
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.
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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.
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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
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Flora in Main Street; Flora is one of Babar's daughters; Flora Plum (Jodie Foster movie); Flora Poste (played by Kate Beckinsale) in Cold Comfort Farm (novel and film); Flora is one of the precocious but possibly possessed young charges in Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw"; Flora is one of the fairies in Disney's Sleeping Beauty
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Global Popularity of the Name Flora
- #36 in Hungary
- #257 in Scotland
- #470 in Canada (Quebec)