Meaning and name origin
Francine \f-ranci-ne, fr(an)-cine\ as a girl's name is pronounced fran-SEEN. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Francine is "French". From a French diminutive pet form of Françoise, the French form of Frances.
For more information, see also the related girl name Frankie.
Francine is a very popular first name for females (#514 out of 4276, Top 12%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Francine for girls. Francine reached its highest rank of #269 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Francine and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Frances (#602), Frankie and Francine. (2014 statistics).
Francine is also pronounced similarly to Francyne. Other suggested similar baby names are France, Francee, Franceline, Franci, Francia, Francie and Francoise. These names tend to be less commonly used than Francine.