Origin of the name FLORENTIUS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name FLORENTIUS.
the Latin name of the goddess of flowers, Flora,
... Florentius was the natural
product of the goddess Flora,... St. Florentius was a Gaul, and was sent
by St. Martin to preach in Poitou. His relics were at first at
Saumur, but in the eleventh century were taken to Roye, and in the time
of Louis XI., were divided between the two cities... (History of
Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)