Florian is a regal baby name for boys or girls. It either comes from Florus or Florence. This unisex and regal option only ranks on the top 8,000 list, making it a unique alternative for your child.

Meaning of the name Florian:

Latin: flourishing, prosperous, flowering, flower

Origin of the name Florian:

Florian originated as a masculine name in eastern Europe. It comes from the Roman cognate Florianus, a nickname for Florus. It became popular and started spreading because of Saint Florian in the third century. Florus was a cognomen in Rome that came from the Latin word “flos.” Florian could also be a variation of the Latin name Florence, which comes from the word “florens.”

Symbolism of the name Florian:

The baby name Florian has two Latin meanings. For boys, it comes from the Latin word “flos.” “Flos” translates to “flowering” or “flower” in English. Florian also means “flourishing” or “prosperous” for females. It has the same translation as Florence, which comes from “florens.”

Style of the name Florian:


Gender of the name Florian:

Florian was originally a regal name for boys. It became a feminine option more recently.

Pronunciation of the name Florian:

FLO-ree-an, FLAW-ree-ahn, FLAW-ree-an

Number of syllables in the name Florian:


Emotion evoked from the name Florian:

Florian feels refined and upscale. It is a noble baby name for boys or girls.

Alternative spellings for the name Florian:

  • Floryan
  • Fllorian
  • Flloryan
  • Floaryan
  • Flloaryan
  • Floarian
  • Flloarian

Nicknames for the name Florian:

Popularity of the name Florian:

Florian was first a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1902 at rank 968. It remained on the top 1,000 list until 1941 at number 921. Florian ranked highest in 1917 at rank 525. As of 2021, Florian is a top 8,000 option at number 7,979.

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Great middle names for Florian and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Florian:

  • Florian Znaniecki (philosopher)
  • Florian Thauvin (soccer player)
  • Florian Fischer (pop singer from The Boyz)
  • Florian Bellanger (pastry chef, judge from “Cupcake Wars”)
  • Florian Cote (former prime minister from Canada)
  • Florian Regtien (actor, “Polyp”)

Florians in popular culture:

  • Florian Fortescue (character from “Harry Potter” series)
  • Florian (character from “A Song of Ice and Fire” series)
  • Florian (character from “Salt to the Sea”)
  • Florian (character from “Gorgeous Carat”)
  • Florian (character from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”)
  • Florian Cravic (character from “Grand Theft Auto 4”)