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.

Austria
Middle High German
1335 Florentz (nom) ChronSH p. 4
Belgium
Latin
1110 Florentius (nom) CartStBert 4; 1256 Florentii (gen) OHZI-II no. 3, Florentio (abl) ibid. no. 3, Florentium (acc) ibid. no. 3; 1257 Florentio (abl) ibid. no. 24
Dutch
1597x1598 Floris BoonenGes p. 330
England
Walloon
1590/1 Florent RWC p. 15
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
Old French
1313 Florent Paris1313 p. 164
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) UrkMeck1 no. XIX, quix-vol1 108; 1241 Florentius (nom) hennes-vol1 107; 1242 Florentius (nom) quix-vol1 109; 1249 Florentius (nom) ibid. 112; 1302 Florentius (nom) BremUrk2 no. 14
1214 Florendinus (nom) hennes-vol1 16
The Netherlands
Latin
1256 Florentius (nom) OHZI-II no. 1; 1257 Florencii (gen) ibid. no. 26, Florentii (gen) ibid. no. 28, Florentium (acc) ibid. no. 28, Florentius (nom) ibid. no. 28; 1258 Florencius (nom) ibid. no. 40; 1258? Florentius (nom) ibid. no. 36; 1258 Florentius (nom) hennes-vol1 180; 1269 Florentius (nom) ibid. 212; 1271 Florencius (nom) ibid. 219; 1297 Florentii (gen) ibid. 334
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.
Poland
Latin
1232 Florentius (nom) UrkMeck1 no. XVII
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Florent". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Florent.