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Nicknames for Florence: What’s In A Baby Name?

February 14, 2020

Looking for nicknames for the baby name Florence…?

Florence: what does the baby name mean?

Are you thinking of using the baby name Florence, or looking for nicknames for Florence? Here are all the nicknames for Florence, including common names and more surprising, unusual nicknames.

First, some background on the name. Florence is an English baby name with Latin origins, meaning ‘flourishing’ or ‘prosperous.’

Nicknames for Florence - alternative nick names for the baby name Florence

Although it is a traditional English name, it is also connected to the Italian city of Florence.

Considered a ‘vintage’ baby name, Florence is a baby name one that has become more popular in recent years in the UK, and is now in the top 20 baby names used in the UK, following the trend for using baby names that were previously considered old-fashioned names.

You can also read our nicknames for Eliza and my favourite old fashioned baby names.

Famous Florences

Famous and notable people with the name Florence include Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of modern nursing. You can also read about our trip to the Florence Nightingale Museum in London.

Other famous Florences include the character from the 60s TV series The Magic Roundabout, and Florence Welch, lead singer in the band Florence And The Machine.

How we picked our baby name:

Florence was our second baby name, and was actually an easier process than picking our first baby’s name. This time, my husband refused to discuss names till we knew the sex (boring – that didn’t stop me trying!).

However, once we found out we were expecting a girl, we both sat down and went through our name book and picked ones we both liked, of which Florence was our favourite, especially as it’s also an old family name.

Both Alex and I are known by short versions of our names, so we knew we wanted something with nickname potential, and we could think of many names for Florence.

Nick names for the baby name Florence:

Nicknames for Florence - nick names and meaning of the baby name Florence

Obvious Nicknames For Florence:

  • Flo
  • Florrie
  • Flora
  • Floss
  • Flossie
  • Flory

Less Obvious Nicknames For Florence:

  • Florentine
  • Florentina
  • Florencia
  • FloFlo
  • FloRida
  • Florence and the Machine
  • The possibilities are endless!

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