Florence (given name)

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Florence is a French or English female given name. It is from the Latin word floreo, which means "I flower". The name also comes from the city of Florence in Italy. It was most popular in the U.S. between 1900 and 1940. It is still popular in Canada and England. The name was used for many tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Basin until 2018.

In 2018 Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina. It killed over 50 people. It caused around $18 billion in damage.

Some famous people with the name are Florence Nightingale and Florence Henderson.