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. Doublet of Florence.

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

Pronunciation[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article 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 number of places in the United States:
    1. A city, the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama.
    2. A town, the county seat of Pinal County, Arizona.
    3. An unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California.
    4. A statutory city in Fremont County, Colorado.
    5. A village in Pike County, Illinois.
    6. An unincorporated community in Stephenson County, Illinois.
    7. An unincorporated CDP in York Township, Switzerland County, Indiana.
    8. A tiny city in Marion County, Kansas.
    9. A home rule city in Boone County, Kentucky.
    10. An unincorporated community in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.
    11. A village in the city of Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts.
    12. A tiny city in Lyon County, Minnesota.
    13. A town in Rankin County, Mississippi.
    14. An unincorporated community in Morgan County, Missouri.
    15. A census-designated place in Ravalli County, Montana.
    16. A neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska.
    17. A township in New Jersey.
    18. A town in Oneida County, New York.
    19. An unincorporated community in Paint Township, Madison County, Ohio.
    20. A coastal city in Lane County, Oregon.
    21. An unincorporated community in Hanover Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
    22. A city, the county seat of Florence County, South Carolina.
    23. A town in Codington County, South Dakota.
    24. An unincorporated community in Rutherford County, Tennessee.
    25. A city in Williamson County, Texas.
    26. An unincorporated community in the town of Pittsford, Rutland County, Vermont.
    27. An unincorporated community in Snohomish County, Washington.
    28. An unincorporated CDP, the county seat of Florence County, Wisconsin.
    29. A town in Florence County, Wisconsin, surrounding the census-designated place of the same name.
  7. (historical) a medieval and early modern republic centered on the city of Florence in Italy that existed from 1115 to 1185 and from 1197 to 1569 when the Grand Duchy of Tuscany was formed.

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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.
    • 1605, M. N. [pseudonym; William Camden], Remaines of a Greater Worke, Concerning Britaine, [], London: [] G[eorge] E[ld] for Simon Waterson, OCLC 1064186951:
      he first gold that K. Edw . 3. coyned , was in the yeare 1343 , and the peeces were called Florences because Florentines were the coyners
  2. (historical) A kind of silk fabric; florentine[from 15th century].

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Flōrentia.

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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.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: Florence
  • English: Florence

Friulian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Florence f

  1. Florence

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Latvian[edit]

Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈploɾens/, [ˈplo.ɾens]

Proper noun[edit]

Florence

  1. a female given name from English