Origin of "Florida"

Florida State Name Origin

Florida_From_Space.jpg

Florida from space

Florida from space; photo from NASA Shuttle Mission STS-95 on 31st October 1998 (public domain image on Wikipedia).

What does "Florida" mean?

Florida was named Pascua Florida by explorer Ponce de Leon on Easter in 1513. Translation: means "Flowery Easter" or "Flowering Easter" (after Spain's "Feast of the Flowers" Easter celebration).

Florida

Images

Florida USA (public domain image).

Florida USA