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Frances Meaning

    

Quick Facts

Name:

Frances

Gender:

Unisex

Pronunciation:

Fran-ces

No. Of Syllables:

2

No. Of Letters:

7

Origin & Meaning

The name Frances is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Frances is "free man, from france".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "free man, from France".

Popularity

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 602  in baby name popularity for girls with 481 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Frances Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Frances has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Frances to other names.

Numerology

What will your new little Frances be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

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Related Names

Frances is a form of the name Francis.

Frances has the diminutives (nicknames) Cissy, Fani, Fania, Fanni, Fannia, Fannie, Fanny, Fran, Francine, Frankie, Frannie.

Other Tidbits

Frances falls into the name categories classic, place.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Frances Scott Fitzgerald.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Frances in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Frances.

Just for fun, see the name Frances in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Frances in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.