How did Florida get its name?
It got its name by the Spanish words "Pascua Florida" meaning
flowery easter. Juan Ponce De Leon, the Spanish Explorer named it
florida received its name from when in 1527 DeVaca came over with
Narvaez and they were looking for gold, when they just happened to
stumble across this beautiful land that was bountiful with
plant-life. The root of this word is the ending two letters 'da'
which are Spanish, meaning land of; and' flori' is derived from the
word flora meaning plants or flowers. So in conclusion if you put
the two together you get land of flowers
you are totally wrong. juan ponce de leon named it pascua
florida which means flowery easter.
and it was in 1513.