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Florence Origin and Meaning

The name Florence is a boy's name meaning "flourishing".

Florence is historically a unisex name, deriving both from Latin Florentius and Florentia. Although much more commonly feminine in modern times, it appeared in the US Top 1000 for boys until 1914.

It's also a geographical name, belonging to the famous Italian city. J. K. Rowling used the Italian version, Firenze, for a centaur in the Harry Potter series.

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