What does Frances mean?
Associated with: 17th century.
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:
(female) Falces, Fances, ..
(male) Frandi, Franest, ..
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 Baby Names, 2014)
Fan, Fannie, Fanny, Fran, France, Francene, Francesca (#426 from current records), Franchesca, Francie, Francine, Francis, Francisca, Frank, Frankie (#1155) and Fronia are the prominent varying forms of Frances (#602 from current records). Other variants, like Fannee, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Frances was at its most widespread in the 1920s (average #1207) and is now significantly less (#1761, down 96%), with forms like Francisca becoming less in vogue. Frances has generally been a favorite of parents, although Francesca seems to be getting popular too.
Recommended names are Candes, Florance, Franca, Franceen, Francena, Franceska, Franchesa, Francina, Frani, Frannee (see Fran), Frayde, Fraydel and Jances. These names tend to be less commonly used than Frances.