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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Florence

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Florence in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Florence:

  • Records indicate that 331,418 girls in the United States have been named Florence since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 11,313 people in the U.S. were given the name Florence. Those people are now 102 years old.

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    Comments about the name Florence

    91% Approval Rating
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      10 Positive Comments

  • "I like my name teachers always compliment my name I like that nobody else has it it feels unique!" Jan. 17, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is a Florence but we all call her Flossie which she loves, and also there are no other flossies in her school which makes things really easy!" Oct. 18, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Florence, I am 22 years old and definitely appreciate the name more now than as a child. It is very unique at my age, I am named after my grandmother who is 81! I get tons of compliments on my name, the biggest one being beautiful. It is also well suited with my middle name, Violet (which is my great grandmothers name). Nicknames consist of Flossie, Flo, or as my nephews say O. I definitely prefer just being called Florence though." May. 10, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my first daughter Florence. Its not popular which is great but not weird either like calling her apple or princess. She really suits it and prefers to be called Florence. She is 6." Apr. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 1 year old is a Florence and people act surprised to hear it and then pleased by its uniqueness and beauty." Sep. 28, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "-I enjoy the name Florence it is also my name and i people also calls me Flo or Flo-jo or Florence Griffith" Dec. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name. If I have a daughter, it will be her name and we'll call her either Florence or Flo for short. I think Flo sounds really tough and Florence sounds really feminine, so she'd get the best of both worlds!" Jun. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love this name, it's so beautiful. it was my dad's favourite sisters name- r.i.p. Aug. 21, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name is Florence and she was born during 1950's. She loves her name because it is not as popular as it once was and her name stands out in a room full of Brittneys, Lisas and Cathys." Jun. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a great name, but it's definitely an older woman's name. I was named after my grandmother." Sep. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "i am called florence and i do not appreciate you making an article aboyt my name." Nov. 20, 2018: Report as inappropriate

      11 Neutral Comments

  • "Definitely a European name ! Totally love it ! Changes from all the Karen Kathy Debbie ..." Jul. 4, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Florence Harding was a feminist and first woman to vote for her husband to become president. She was known as Flossie by friends, but The Duchess by her husband because she took charge. My grandmother was also named Florence. The height of the name's popularity was when Florence Harding was first lady, 1920-1923." May. 31, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Florence. When we're in Europe especially, people compliment me on such a pretty name. And they usually pronounce it as Florenza :) ... I think the name is making a comeback." Jan. 2, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know someone xallwd florence and thay are really nice! It means to bloom!" Dec. 28, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Though this name is not as bad as Gertrude, both the names have become among the 20 old lady names most likely to face extinction in the UK - Gertrude is no.1 on the list, whereas Florence is at the bottom of the list in position no.20. Between Gertrude and Florence on the female endangered list lie Ethel in 3rd place, Norah in 6th place, Mabel in 10th place, Margaret in 13th place, and Annie in 17th place." Dec. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was given the middle name Florence, named after my granny, i used to feel embaressed by the name, but i have grown to like it, as it is pretty." Aug. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've known several women with this name. I am 76 yrs old; one I knew as a young teenager - 'Flossie' (her nickname) was about 30 then. Another, nicknamed 'Flo', is exactly my age. I kind of like the name, but prefer that it be used as 'Florence', as a neighbor who was related to 'Flossie' preferred to be called." Aug. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Very popular in Quebec at the present time, but usually considered an old lady's name elsewhere. The city of Florence in Italy is called "Firenze" by the Italians (the Italian form of Florence the girl's name is Fiorenza), and that was where Florence Nightingale was born." May. 19, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Florence Nightingale the English nurse (born in the city of Florence in Italy of English parents in the year 1820 AD) made this name a favourite in the late 19th century - it was in the American top 10 in the 1870s and again in the 1890s and 1900s, after which it faded somewhat and is a very rare name at the present time. Yet although it has a clunky image, I think this no-nonsense name is now ready for a comeback." Feb. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Still sounds a bit Gertrude-ish...but I think Florence may make a comeback, whereas Gertrude, I think, will forever be in the background. And perhaps, in 2030 AD, we may see a new generation of Janets, Brendas, and Maureens - and by this time Florence will be seen as 'dated' again, if more Florences than usual are being named in the next five years or so. If the same thing happens to Brenda and Maureen in, say 2060 AD, then perhaps everyone may be ready for another dose of Sharon and Tracey." Jan. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little niece is called Florence or Flo for short and it suits her very well. It's not too girlie but pretty." Dec. 20, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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