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Meaning and name origin

Frances \f-ran-ces, fr(a)-nces\ as a girl's name is pronounced FRAN-siss. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Frances is "French". Feminine of Francis. Before the 17th century, the two spellings were used for both genders. Franziska is the German form. Actresses Fanny Brice, Frances McDormand, Franka Potente.

Frances has 46 variant forms: 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, Fransabelle, Fransabella, Franzetta, Franzi, Franziska and Fronia.

For more information, see also the related girl name Paquita.

There is 1 masculine form of Frances: Francis.


Popularity

Frances is a very popular first name for females (#47 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7411 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Frances for girls (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Frances name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Frances outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Frances and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Fannie, Fanny, Fran, Frances, Francesca, Franchesca, Francine, Francis, Francisca, Frank, Frankie and Fronia. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fannie, Fanny, Fran, Frances, Francesca, Franchesca, Francine, Francis, Francisca, Frank in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Frankie, Fronia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fanny, Frances, Francesca outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Franca, Franceen, Francena, Franceska and Franchesa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Frances.

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