"golden, blond"

Flavia Origin and Meaning

The name Flavia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "golden, blond".

An ancient Roman clan name, Flavia is one choice that's unusual but historic. Now a Top 60 name in Italy, Flavia has been a rarity in the US, but with the upswing in F names for girls, this could change. Seen more in literature than real life, Flavia was used as far back as an1580 romance, then in a William Dean Howells novel and as a Princess in The Prisoner of Zenda. Although the original pronunciation is FLAH-via, Flavie (as in flavor) could make a cute nickname.

# 699 in the US

Flavia Rank in US Top 1000

Flavia Popularity

Famous People Named Flavia

  • Flavia TitianaRoman empress
  • Flavia CacaceItalian dancer on TV's Strictly Come Dancing
  • Flavia BujorGerman writer
  • Flavia PennettaItalian tennis player.
  • Flavia Towerdaughter of novelist Daphne Du Maurier
  • Flavia SaraivaBrazilian gymnast
  • Flavia TumusiimeUgandan actress
  • Flavia PansieriItalian U.N. diplomat

Flavia in Pop Culture

  • Flavia Geminacharacter in "The Roman Mysteries" by Caroline Lawrence
  • Flavia di Stefanocharacter in "The Raphael Affair" by Iain Pears
  • Flavia de Luceeponymous character in the series by Alan Bradley
  • Flaviacharacter in Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Princess Flaviacharacter in "The Prisoner of Zenda" by Anthony Hope
  • Flaviacharater in G.A. Henty's "The Young Carthaginian"