Flavia

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Gender: F Meaning of Flavia: "golden, blond" Origin of Flavia: Latin

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.

Famous People Named Flavia

Flavia Titiana, Roman empress
Flavia Cacace, Italian dancer on TV's Strictly Come Dancing
Flavia Bujor, German writer
Flavia Pennetta, Italian tennis player.
Flavia Tower, daughter of novelist Daphne Du Maurier
Flavia Saraiva, Brazilian gymnast
Flavia Tumusiime, Ugandan actress
Flavia Pansieri, Italian U.N. diplomat

Pop Culture References for the name Flavia

Flavia Gemina, character in "The Roman Mysteries" by Caroline Lawrence
Flavia di Stefano, character in "The Raphael Affair" by Iain Pears
Flavia de Luce, eponymous character in the series by Alan Bradley
Flavia, character in Fire Emblem: Awakening
Princess Flavia, character in "The Prisoner of Zenda" by Anthony Hope

Flavia's International Variations

Flavie, Flaviere, Flavyere, Flaviana (French)