Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Florent m. Latin florentius 'blooming, flowery, in flowers'.

The name of two 11th C counts of Holland, a 12th C count of Holland, and two 13th C counts of Holland.

Belgium
Latin
1110 Florentius (nom) CartStBert 4; 1256 Florentii (gen) OHZI-II no. 3, Florentio (abl) ibid. no. 3, Florentium (acc) ibid. no. 3
Dutch
1597x1598 Floris BoonenGes p. 330
France
Latin
1190 Florentius (nom) CartNDdOurscamp CIII; 1263 Florencius (nom) ibid. XXIII; 1378 FLorentii (gen) hanquetvol1 582, Florencii (gen) ibid. 609, Florencio (dat) ibid. 394, Florentius (nom) ibid. 751
Middle French
1421 Fleurant favier, Fleurent ibid. 1063, Florent ibid. p. 228; 1564 Florent RegPCC-1 p. 45; 1568 Florent ibid. p. 396; 1572 Florent ibid. p. 661
Germany
Latin
1174 Florentius (nom) quix-vol1 33; 1215 Florentius (nom) quix-vol2 126; 1216 Florentius (nom) hennes-vol1 22; 1222 Florentius (nom) quix-vol1 74; 1229 Florentius (nom) ibid. 106; 1234 Florentius (nom) ibid. 105; 1235 Florentius (nom) ibid. 108; 1241 Florentius (nom) hennes-vol1 107; 1242 Florentius (nom) quix-vol1 109; 1249 Florentius (nom) ibid. 112
1214 Florendinus (nom) hennes-vol1 16
Italy
Latin
1521 Floris (gen) VitAs2 VI
The Netherlands
Latin
1256 Florentius (nom) OHZI-II no. 1; 1258 Florentius (nom) hennes-vol1 180
Dutch
1560 Floris MagMiddelburg-1560; 1561 Floris ibid.; 1562 Floris ibid.; 1563 Floris ibid.; 1564 Floris ibid.; 1565 Floris ibid.; 1566 Floris ibid.; 1567 Floris ibid.; 1568 FLoris ibid.; 1569 Floris ibid.; 1570 Floris ibid.; 1572 Floris ibid.; 1578 Floris ibid.; 1582 Floris ibid.; 1583 Floris ibid.; 1585 Floris ibid.; 1588 Floris ibid.; 1589 Floris ibid.; 1590 Floris ibid.; 1591 Floris ibid.; 1592 Floris ibid.; 1593 Floris ibid.; 1596 Floris ibid.; 1597 Floris ibid.; 1598 Floris ibid.; 1599 Floris ibid.
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Florent". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2018, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2018/1/name/Florent.