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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 "Octuplet Game - Girls!".

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