Florian (name)

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Florian is a masculine given name borrowed from the ancient Roman name Florianus. It is the name of the patron saint of Poland and Upper Austria.

Florian is a common name in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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  • Saint Florian (died ca. 304), a Christian saint, and the patron saint of Poland
  • Bernhard, Arnold, and Florian Abel, Florian Abel was a painter in the middle of the 16th century
  • Anton Florian, Prince of Liechtenstein (1656–1721), the Prince of Liechtenstein
  • Florian Abrahamowicz (born 1961), an Austrian-born priest who has been superior of the Society of St. Pius X in Italy
  • Florian Andrighetto (born 1953), an Australian politician
  • Florian Armstrong (born 1971), Birth name of Dido, a popular British singer
  • Florian Bague (born 1984), a French football goalkeeper
  • Florian Ballhaus (born 1965), a German cinematographer who has worked on several recent major Hollywood releases
  • Florian Balmer (born 1979), an independent software developer living in Switzerland
  • Florian Bellanger (born 1968), a French Pastry Chef living in USA, judge on Food Network TV show "Cupcake Wars"
  • Florian Berisha (born 1990), a Kosovo football midfielder
  • Florian Bertmer, a German illustrator from the Hardcore punk, grindcore and metal scene
  • Florian Besnard, (born 1986) a French photographer
  • Florian Biesik (born 1849), created a literary standard for the Wymysorys language, trying to prove it did not derive from German origin
  • Florian Bollen, chairman of Great Wheel Corporation and Singapore Flyer Pte. Ltd.
  • Florian Boucansaud (born 1981), a French professional football defender
  • Florian Brandner, a fictional character on German soap opera Verbotene Liebe
  • Florian Bruns (born 1979), a German football midfielder
  • Florian Côté (1929–2002), a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Florian Cajori (born 1859), one of the most celebrated historians of mathematics in his day
  • Florian Cazalot (born 1985), a rugby union player, who plays as prop or hooker for Section Paloise
  • Florian Ceynowa (1817–1881), doctor, political activist, writer, linguist
  • Florian Chmielewski (born 1927), a Minnesota musician, politician, a former legislator, and a former President of the Minnesota Senate
  • Florian Clara (born 1988), an Italian luger who has competed since 2005
  • Florian Dan Lăcustă (born 1977), a Romanian professional footballer
  • Florian Dick (born 1984), a German football defender
  • Florian Dinhopel (born 1987), an Austrian ice hockey player currently playing for Graz 99ers
  • Florian Fricke (1944–2001), a German musician who started his professional career with electronic music
  • Florian Fritsch (born 1985), a German professional golfer who currently plays on the Challenge Tour
  • Florian Fritz (born 1984), a French rugby union footballer
  • Florian Fromlowitz (born 1986), a German footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Hannover 96
  • Florian Gallenberger (born 1972), an Academy Award-winning German film director
  • Stefan Florian Garczyński (1805–1833), a Polish patriot and Romantic poet, a passionate Messianist
  • Florian Geyer (1490–1525), also known as "Florian Geier from Giebelstadt", was a Franconian nobleman, diplomat and knight
  • Florian Goebel (1972–2008), a German astrophysicist attached to the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich
  • Florian Gosch (born 1980), a beach volleyball player from Austria
  • Florian Grassl (born 1980), a German skeleton racer who has competed since 2002
  • Florian Gruber (born 1983), a German auto racing driver
  • Florian Grzechowiak (1914–1972), a Polish basketball player
  • Florian Guay, a politician in Quebec, Canada and a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec
  • Florian Habicht (born 1975), a New Zealand film director
  • Florian Hart (born 1990), an Austrian footballer who currently plays for LASK Linz
  • Florian Havemann (born 1952), the son of East German dissident Robert Havemann
  • Florian Hecker, an electronic music composer
  • Florian Heller (born 1982), a German football player
  • Johann Florian Heller (1813–1871), an Austrian chemist who was one of the founders of clinical chemistry
  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (born 1973), an Oscar-winning Austrian-German director and screenwriter
  • Florian Homm (born 1959), a financier, proprietary trader, investment manager, investment banker, venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur
  • Florian Hube (born 1980), a German football player
  • Florian Hufsky (1986–2009), an Austrian new media artist, political activist, founder and former board member of the Pirate Party of Austria
  • Florian Iberer (born 1982), an Austrian ice hockey player who currently plays for EHC Black Wings Linz of the Austrian Hockey League
  • Florian Jarjat (born 1980), a French football player
  • Florian Jenni (born 1980), a Swiss chess player and International Grandmaster of chess
  • Florian Johann Deller (1729–1773), an Austrian composer and violinist
  • Florian Jungwirth (born 1989), a German footballer who plays as a defender for Dynamo Dresden
  • Florian Just (born 1982), a German pair skater
  • Florian Kehrmann (born 1977), a German handball player
  • Florian Keller (born 1981), a field hockey player from Germany and the brother of Natascha Keller
  • Florian Kempf (born 1956), American football player
  • Florian Klein (born 1986), an Austrian football player who currently plays for Austrian team Austria Wien
  • Florian Koch (born 1992), a German basketball player
  • Florian Kringe (born 1982), a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hertha BSC
  • Florian Kunz (born 1972), a former field hockey defender from Germany
  • Florian Lahnstein (born 1965), in Düsseldorf is a German corporate manager
  • Florian Lampert (1863–1930), a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1918–1930
  • Florian Lechner (born 1981), a German football player
  • Florian Leopold Gassmann (1729–1774), a German-speaking Bohemian opera composer
  • Florian Liegl (born 1983), an Austrian ski jumper who has competed since 2000
  • Florian Lucchini, a French footballer
  • Florian Müller (born 1970), an author, entrepreneur, consultant, founder of the NoSoftwarePatents campaign
  • Florian Müller (footballer) (born 1986), a German football player
  • Florian Mader (born 1982), an Austrian professional association football player
  • Florian Maier-Aichen (born 1973), a landscape photographer based in Cologne, Germany and Los Angeles, USA
  • Florian Marange (born 1986), a French football defender, currently playing for AS Nancy
  • Florian Marciniak (1915–1944), a Polish Scoutmaster, first Naczelnik of the Szare Szeregi during the Second World War
  • Florian Marinescu, a Romanian sprint canoer who competed from the early 1980s
  • Florian Maurice (born 1974), a French former football player
  • Florian Mayer (born 1983), a professional male tennis player from Germany
  • Florian Metz (born 1985), an Austrian international footballer who plays as a defender for LASK Linz
  • Florian Meyer (born 1968), a German football referee
  • Florian Mohr (born 1984), a German footballer, who currently plays for SC Paderborn 07
  • Florian Myrtaj (born 1976), an Albanian footballer
  • Florian Neuhold (born 1993), an Austrian footballer
  • Florian Pilkington-Miksa (born 1950), the drummer in the original line-up of the British rock group Curved Air
  • Florian Pittiş (1943–2007), a Romanian stage and television actor, theatre director, folk music singer, and radio producer
  • Florian Pop, a Romanian mathematician, a professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Florian Prantl, an Austrian luger who competed in the late 1970s and early 1980s
  • Florian Quintilla (born 1988), a rugby league player
  • Hieronim Florian Radziwiłł (1715–1760), a Polish-Lithuanian szlachcic
  • Florian Riedel (born 1990), a German footballer who plays as a midfielder
  • Florian Roost (born 1989), a Swiss ice dancer
  • Florian Rousseau (born 1974), a French former track cyclist who won three gold medals and one silver at the Summer Olympics
  • Florian Süssmayr (born 1963), a German painter from Munich
  • Florian Schönbeck (born 1974), a retired German decathlete
  • Florian Schabereiter (born 1991), an Austrian ski jumper who has competed since 2006
  • Florian Schneider (born 1947), one of the founding members of electronic music band Kraftwerk
  • Florian Schulz, a professional nature and wildlife photographer based in southern Germany
  • Florian Schwarthoff (born 1968), a former German hurdler, won a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Florian Seidl (born 1979), an Austrian vehicle designer
  • Florian Seitz (born 1982), a German sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres
  • Florian Siwicki (born 1925), a Polish military officer, diplomat, a communist politician, and retired General of the Polish Army
  • Florian Skilang Temengil (born 1986), a Palauan wrestler at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas
  • Florian Slotawa (born 1972 in Rosenheim) is a German conceptual artist
  • Florian Stablewski (1841–1906), a Polish priest and politician
  • Florian Stahel (born 1985), a footballer from Switzerland
  • Florian Stalder (born 1982), a Swiss racing cyclist with Team Volksbank
  • Florian Stengg (born 1989), an Austrian freestyle skier who specializes in the skicross discipline
  • Florian Sturm (born 1982), an Austrian footballer currently playing for SV Ried
  • Florian Święs (born 1939), a full professor of Biology and Earth Sciences at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University
  • Florian Thorwart (born 1982), a German retired football player who last played for FC Schalke 04 II
  • Florian Tschögl received the honorary title “righteous among the Nations” from the Yad Vashem remembrance authority in Jerusalem
  • Florian Uhlig (born 1974 in Düsseldorf, Germany) is a German pianist
  • Florian Ungler (died 1536), a printer from Bavaria, pioneer of printing and publishing in Polish language
  • Florian Vijent (1961–1989), a Dutch-Suriname football goalkeeper
  • Florian Vogel (born 1982), a Swiss professional racing cyclist
  • Florian Woeber (born 1989), a German engineer
  • Florian Wanner (born 1978), a German judoka
  • Florian Wiek, scholarship-holder of Villa musica-Mainz where he performed chamber music with leading German musicians
  • Ernst Florian Winter (born 1923), an Austrian-American historian and political scientist
  • Florian ZaBach (1918–2006), an American musician and TV personality
  • Florian Zamoyski (?-1510), a Polish nobleman
  • Florian Zeller (born 1979), a French novelist and playwright
  • Florian Zimmer, the reigning European Champion of Magic
  • Florian Znaniecki (1882–1958), a Polish sociologist

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