Florida Name Meaning & Origin
Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!
Sister & Brother Names
Know a Florida? What are her siblings named?
Name Lists Featuring Florida
Contribute your knowledge to the name Florida
- Comments and insights on the name Florida
The name of a state. I can't see naming a baby after a state, even if the baby was born there.
- Personal experiences with the name Florida
- Nicknames for Florida
- Meanings and history of the name Florida
A Spanish name for the Easter season is Pascua Florida, "The Feast of Flowers." It was during this season in 1513 that Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon reached the North American peninsula now known as Florida, in search of a Fountain of Youth.
The season, and possibly the profusion of lush vegetation which met the explorer's eye, determined the name he bestowed on the region. In 1845, Florida became the 27th state to be admitted into the U.S.
- Famous real-life people named Florida
- Florida in song, story & screen
Florida Evans, the lead character on the television series Good Times