Blanaid Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Florence:
Medieval English form of the Latin Florentia, which is derived from florens (blooming, flourishing, prosperous). The name was made popular by Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910), a nurse in the Crimean War who is regarded as the founder of modern nursing.
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Pronounced BLAW-nid. Irish translation of Florence. Variants are Blánaid, Blathnaid, Bláithníd, Bláithín, Bláthnaid and Blathnat.
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Blánaid McKinney, Irish writer
Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, Irish TV presenter
Blanaid Salkeld, Irish poet and actress
Bláthnaid Timothy, a Galway woman who went missing
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Bláthnat, a character in Irish mythology