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pinWhat does Frances mean?

Frances /fran-ces/ as a girls' 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 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 2 more different relations via Fanny: Fanceen and Fannee.

Frances has 1 masculine form: Francis.

Kreatif forms: Francesie, Francessa, Frankces. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

Fannie, Fanny, Fran, Francesca (#426 from current records), Francine, Francis, Francisca, Frank, Frankie and Fronia are the prominent varying forms of Frances (#602 from current records). Other variants, like Fannee, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Frances was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (average #539) and is somewhat lower today (#911, down 81%), with forms like Francine, Francis, Francisca, Frank and Frankie falling out of style. Frances has generally been a favorite of parents, although Francesca seems to be getting popular too. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Frances and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Frances, Fannie, Fanny, Fran, Francesca in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Francine, Francis, Francisca, Frank, Frankie, Fronia in U.S.

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Firenze, Franca, Franceen, Francena, Franceska, Franchesa, Francille, Francina, Franisbel, Frannee and Jances. These names tend to be less commonly used than Frances.