Florence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French Florence, from Latin Flōrentia (as a given name, a feminine form of Flōrentius), from flōrens (flowering, flourishing), from flōs (flower), connected with English bloom and blossom.

The female given name gained popularity from Florence Nightingale who was born in the Tuscan city.

Pronunciation[edit]

English Wikipedia has articles on:
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the city of Florence, Italy

Proper noun[edit]

Florence

  1. The capital city of Tuscany, Italy, and capital city of the Metropolitan City of Florence.
  2. A metropolitan city of Tuscany, Italy.
  3. A female given name from Latin.
    • 1840, William Gilmore Simms, Border Beagles: A Tale of Mississippi, Donohue, Henneberry, published 1890, page 398:
      It is a sweet name, Florence, but not as sweet as herself. But you shall see her with you own eyes.
    • 2006, Sophie Hannah, Little Face, Soho, published 2007, →ISBN, page 3:
      I am glad that I chose the name Florence for my daughter, a real name with a history, rather than something that sounds as if it has been made up by a fifteen-year-old pop star's marketing team.
  4. A community in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  5. A suburb of the city of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
  6. A city, the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States.
  7. A town, the county seat of Pinal County, Arizona, United States.
  8. An unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
  9. A statutory city in Fremont County, Colorado, United States.
  10. A village in Pike County, Illinois, United States.
  11. An unincorporated community in Stephenson County, Illinois, United States.
  12. An unincorporated CDP in York Township, Switzerland County, Indiana, United States.
  13. A tiny city in Marion County, Kansas, United States.
  14. A home rule city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States.
  15. An unincorporated community in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, United States.
  16. A village in the city of Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
  17. A tiny city in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States.
  18. A town in Rankin County, Mississippi, United States.
  19. An unincorporated community in Morgan County, Missouri, United States.
  20. A census-designated place in Ravalli County, Montana, United States.
  21. A neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska, United States.
  22. A township in New Jersey, United States.
  23. A town in Oneida County, New York, United States.
  24. An unincorporated community in Paint Township, Madison County, Ohio, United States.
  25. A coastal city in Lane County, Oregon, United States.
  26. An unincorporated community in Hanover Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States.
  27. A city, the county seat of Florence County, South Carolina.
  28. A town in Codington County, South Dakota, United States.
  29. An unincorporated community in Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States.
  30. A city in Williamson County, Texas, United States.
  31. An unincorporated community in the town of Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont, United States.
  32. An unincorporated community in Snohomish County, Washington, United States.
  33. An unincorporated CDP, the county seat of Florence County, Wisconsin.
  34. A town in Florence County, Wisconsin, surrounding the census-designated place of the same name.

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Noun[edit]

Florence (plural Florences)

  1. (historical) An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III, coined by Florentines and worth six shillings sterling.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Camden to this entry?)
  2. (historical) A kind of silk fabric; florentine.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Flōrentia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Florence f

  1. Florence (the capital city of Tuscany, Italy)
  2. Florence (a metropolitan city of Tuscany, Italy)
  3. A female given name from Latin, equivalent to English Florence, feminine form of the saint's name Florent.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: Florence
  • English: Florence
  • German: Florenz

Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Florence f (4th declension)

  1. Florence (the capital city of Tuscany, Italy)
  2. Florence (a metropolitan city of Tuscany, Italy)

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Florence.

Proper noun[edit]

Florence

  1. A female given name from English