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Florence originates in Latin language and means "thriving". It is taken from the name of the capital city of Tuscany, Italy. It is also the name of several places in the United States. Formerly, it was used as both feminine and masculine given names, today it is more popular for girls. The famous bearer was Florence Nightingale, a British nurse in the Crimean War. In the United States, the usage of Florence has been declining.

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Famous Florences

Florence Henderson - American actress
Florence M. Kelley - American judge
Florence Nightingale - British nurse
Florence Beatrice Smith Price - American composer
Florence Siebert - American scientist
Florence Welch - musician

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