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Gender: Male Meaning of Florin: "flower; flourishing" Origin of Florin: French and Romanian form of Ancient Roman Florinus

The name Florin is a boy's name of French, Romanian origin meaning "flower; flourishing". Florin and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Florin is one of the legion of names derived from the root word for flower, most of them like Flora and Florence used for girls. But the boys' form Florin is among the popular French names for boys, along with sister name Fleur for girls. There was a ninth century Swiss St. Florin. The related Florian was the name of a second century Roman saint.

The florin was an old coin which now survives in videogames.

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Famous People Named Florin

Saint Florin of Remus, 9th-century saint

Pop Culture References for the name Florin

Florin is a significant location in the novel "The Princess Bride".
Florin is a money format originally derived from gold coins struck in Florence, Italy. The format was also borrowed by many other countries such as the Australian Florin, and the Aruban Florin which is still in use today.


Kimberly Abbott Says:


florin as a middle schooler
he would get teased endlessly

RoddyThlayli Says:


I prefer Loren, but this is nice too. I like it better than Florence.

katinka Says:


I think this is a beautiful name for a boy - soft and understated, yet strong. I don't think it needs a nickname but Fin would be one lovely option.

Madelyn Says:


Australian blogger Georgia Brizuela used Florin for her youngest, and I love it. "The Princess Bride" connection is great, and it has a lovely meaning.