What does Frances mean?
Frances /fran-ces/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced FRAN-siss. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Frances is "French".
Frances▼ has 46 variants: Fan, Fancey, Fanchette, Fancie, Fancy, Fanechka, Fania, Fanney, Fannie▼, Fanny▼, Fanya, Fran▼, France, Francee, Franceline, Francene, Francesca▲, Francess, Francetta, Francette, Francey, Franchesca, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francine▼, Francisca▼, Franciska, Francoise, Francyne, Frania, Franie, Frank▼, Franka, Franki, Frankie▼, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Franny, Fransabella, Fransabelle, Franzetta, Franzi, Franziska and Fronia.
Related girl name: Paquita.
Frances has 1 masculine form: Francis.Kreatif forms: Francesie, Francessa, Frankces. [more]
How popular is Frances?
Frances is a very popular first name for females (#47 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#12193 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Frances for girls. Frances reached its top position of #9 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is currently at #602. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Fannie, Fanny, Fran, Francesca (#426 the previous year), Francine, Francis, Francisca, Frank, Frankie and Fronia are the prominent varying forms of Frances (#602 the previous year). Variants like Fanni are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4606%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0884%, down 80.8%), with forms like Francine, Francis, Francisca, Frank and Frankie falling out of style. Francesca (#426) is the most fashionable birth name in this list, and there is a revival in baby name usage for this name. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Frances and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)