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Origin & Meaning

The name Francis is of Latin origin.

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


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 478 in baby name popularity for boys with 589 occurrences.  It ranked 2768 in popular baby names for girls with 62 occurrences. 

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


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Related Names

The names Franc, Frances, Francois, Francoise, Franjo, Frans, Frantzes, Franz are all forms of Francis.

Francis has the diminutives (nicknames) France, Frankie.

Other Tidbits

Francis falls into the name categories classic, place.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Francis Coppola, Francis Key, Francis Drake.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Francis.

Just for fun, see the name Francis 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 Francis in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

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