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 this.
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.