Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Florence f. Latin florentia 'blooming, flowery, in flowers'. Fem. of Florent.

Cf. also the closely related name Floretia.

England
Latin
1553 Florencia (nom) StMartF p. 57
Early Modern English
1554 Florence bruton-vol1 p. 26; 1555 Florence ibid. p. 108; 1560 Florence ibid. p. 3; 1561 Florence COmar-vol5 p. 2; 1563 Florence DEmar-vol1 p. 81; 1564 Florence BUmar-vol9 p. 4, bruton-vol1 p. 34; 1566 Florans COmar-vol5 p. 3; 1572 Flourence BEmar-vol2 p. 96; 1576 Florance COmar-vol2 p. 101; 1577 Flarance COmar-vol5 p. 127; 1582 Florance ibid. p. 85; 1586 Florence DEmar-vol1 p. 85; 1589 Florance BEmar-vol2 p. 130, Florence DEmar-vol2 p. 19; 1591 Florence DEmar-vol1 p. 86; 1592 Florence ibid. p. 86, DEmar-vol2 p. 25; 1593 Florence bruton-vol1 p. 53; 1594 Florence DEmar-vol1 p. 87
France
Old French
1296 Florence paris1296 p. 33
Middle French
1562 Florence RegPCC-1 p. 14; 1563 Florence ibid. p. 29; 1565 Fleurence ibid. p. 154, Florence ibid. p. 159; 1566 Florence ibid. p. 236; 1568 Fleurence ibid. p. 419; 1571 Florence ibid. p. 464
1563 Florentine RegPCC-1 p. 23
Spain
Latin
1488 Florentina (nom) carbonell-I p. 16; 1490 Florentina (nom) ibid. p. 44, Florintinae (gen) ibid.; 1491 Florentina (nom) ibid. p. 60
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Florence". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Florence.