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Gender: Female Meaning of Flossie: "flourishing, prosperous" Origin of Flossie: Diminutive of Florence

The name Flossie is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "flourishing, prosperous". Flossie and is often added to lists like Vintage Nicknames for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Gender Bender Makeover Game".

From the experts:

Flossie was an extremely popular Florence nickname that was used independently in the early twentieth century, given to over five hundred girls per year a century ago. Flossie was one of the younger twins in the iconic children's book series The Bobbsey Twins, first published in 1904. Appealing, if a little cutesy--sweet as candy floss. A similar name is Florrie.

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Famous People Named Flossie

Yee Ching "Flossie" Wong-Staal, Chinese-American virologist
Katherine "Flossie" Bailey, American civil rights activist
Flossie Gomile-Chidyaonga, Malawian diplomat
Flossie M Byrd, American economist
Flossie Elizabeth Page, American supercentenarian
Florence "Flossie" Scovel Shinn, American artist and author
Florence "Flossie" van Straten, American naval engineer
Flossie Mae Haggard, mother of country singer Merle Haggard

Pop Culture References for the name Flossie

Flossie Bobbsey, one of The Bobbsey Twins; twin of brother Freddie
Flossie Devine, character in book/film "The Milagro Beanfield War"
Florence "Flossie" Burns, character in the Ukridge series by P.G. Wodehouse
"Flossie & the Fox," children's book by Pat McKissack


Daiseymae Says:


I like Flora.

heathergrey Says:


I think Flossie is an adorable petname for a little girl named Flora, Florence, Felicity, etc. but it should definitely stay a nickname.

roseofjune Says:


Flossie lay reclined in the patient's chair, blinded by the bright overhead light. Dentist's appointments were her least favorites days in the year. With a name like Flossie, you'd think she wouldn't be so forgetful to floss. Dentists loved to remind her that she was lucky to have such a great daily reminder for proper oral hygiene.
'Alright,' she wanted to yell, 'I GET IT. My name is FLOSSIE! So I should floss more. I GET IT. Well I'm sorry I haven't fully lived up to my minty namesake! I'm TRYING.'
Today she'd switched dentists. Today would make or break the rest of her weekend.

The door opened, and a petite woman trotted in with a flourish of her long white coat. She held a clipboard with Flossie's details (and of course, FLOSSIE emblazoned on the top line like some sterile, dental version of the Scarlet Letter).
The dentist ran a few preliminary tests. Flossie waited, with bated breath, for the hallmark joke to drop at any second.

Eventually, the dentist paused, with a small smile twitching the corner of her mouth. She opened her mouth to speak and then abruptly shut it. Her forehead wrinkled; her crow's feet quivered.

Flossie closed her eyes and prepared for the non-consensual ritual of being compared to a small plastic box with flexible tooth cleaning thread.

The dentist cleared her throat.
"You know, Flossie..."
The sentence trailed off and she shook her head.
"Your teeth are in excellent health."

Flossie whispered a silent thank you. The evil was defeated.

Floris Says:


That's one of my little sister's nn. Her name is Flora... :)

mickie86 Says:


I love this nn for Florence or Flora!

CocoWhite Says:


Great name for a dentist's daughter, hehe.