How did Flo Rida get his name?

Flo Rida was born Tramar Lacel Dillard in Carol City, Florida.

While in ninth grade, Flo Rida joined an amateur rap group called the GroundHoggz. The GroundHoggz had been a three-man group, with members who lived in the same apartment complex as Flo Rida, which he adapted as his stage name, later in his solo career.