Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Florian m. Latin florianus 'beloning to Flora, goddess of flowers'.

The name of a 3rd C Roman emperor and a 4th C Austrian saint.

Czech Republic
Latin
1400 Florianus (nom) LDFPUP1 p. 20
Italy
Latin
1326 Floriano (abl) Friuli-14thC no. 446; 1387 Floriani (gen) Venditti II-2065
Poland
Latin
1242 Florianus (nom) CDT1 XV; 1444 Florianus (nom) CDP2-2 CCXCV; 1445 Floriano (abl) ibid. CCCXCVII; 1459 Floriano (abl) ibid. CCCCXIV
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Florian". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Florian.