Name for today- April 19th


Florian is a boys name.

It is said FLOH-ree-ehn or FLAWR-yahn.

It is derived from the Roman name Florianus or Latin/Slavic and means flower.

Florus and Laurus were Greek stonemasons who were converted and martyred.

Flower names for boys: Crisanto, Fiorello, Florent, Florian, Gentian, Hyacinthe, Nalin and Plantagenet.

Popularity Baby Name Wizard:

#4 in Austria   #30 in Germany  #84 in Belgium

Variants/Nicknames: Fiorello, Florence, Florentio, Florents, Florenz, Flory, Florien, Florrian, Floryan.

Comments on Florian:

A very lovely name. It expresses intelligence. Its short form in Germany is “Flo”, which sounds like a cheedy boy – I like that.

— Evaria 8/8/2005

Masculine and beautiful at once. I like that there is a floral name for a male.

— vomiting 6/12/2009


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    Coralie said,

    Florian is fantastic! If some people find names like Adrian to be feminine, though, I would imagine that Florian is even girlier for them (probably because of the ‘flor’). For that reason, Florian is middle name material for me. From the other flower names for boys, I like Crisanto and Fiorello.

    Just discovered Floriana. I think that she’s pretty, too! 🙂

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      babynamelover said,

      I prefer Flora to Floriana, but she is pretty too 🙂 I don’t like Adrian much at all but I do like Florian, I think I prefer Florian to Flavian which I guess is probably more masculine Flavian that is. I like Fiorello buts cause it has that magic o ending 😉

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    Young Christian Woman said,

    I don’t dislike it, but I know everyone would think it was feminine, where I am at least (US).

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