Gender: Female Meaning of Flora: "flower" Origin of Flora: Latin

Flora Origin and Meaning

The name Flora is a girl's name of Scottish, Latin origin meaning "flower".

Flora, the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, who enjoyed eternal youth, is one of the gently old-fashioned girls' flower names we think is due for a comeback--alongside cousins Cora and Dora. Also the name of a saint, Flora has long been a favorite in Scotland where it was the name of the young heroine who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie make his way to France. Florence, Fiorella, Fleur, and Flower are translations, but we like Flora best of all.

Flora was a Top 100 name in the 1880's and 1890's, but gradually descended until it finally fell off the list in 1972. It is still popular in some European countries, including Hungary and France.

There have been a number of memorable Floras in literature, including the angelic little girl in Henry James's Turn of the Screw, the exasperating but charming Flora Poste in Stella Gibson's Cold Comfort Farm, Flora MacIvor in Walter Scott's Waverly, and one of the three Good Fairies in Disney's Sleeping Beauty.

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Flora's International Variations

Flore, Fleur, Fleurette (French) Florida, Florita, Flor, Florinda, Floridita (Spanish) Floraigh (Gaelic) Florka (Hungarian)


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