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

The name Flavia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "golden, blond". Flavia and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favourite!".

From the experts:

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.

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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)


indiefendi2 Says:


In an alternate universe, Flavia rivals Olivia in popularity.

91flaviaj Says:


It's my name... I like it but the funny thing is that I’m brunette... And I also think that this name evokes a totally “ginger / reddish” sensation...

Piteco Says:


personally I think the sonority combines more with red hair and sound to me a cute name for a redhead girl.

Fluffykitten101 Says:


Thank you so much!

thesaltypeach Says:


My number one choice for a future daughter. So beautiful and unique!

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Fluffykitten101 Says:


Is it Flay-vee-uh, Flah-vee-uh or Flah-vye-uh? Lol

cabosanmucus Says:


I knew a Flavia who was a brunette haha 👸🏻

EW314 Says:


Love the slightly OTT Latin flavour of this!

Orchid_Lover Says:


Another name with consistent but very low usage through the entire history of the SSA records. For me, "Sparticus" upped her cool factor.