Meaning and Name Origin
Francine \f-ranci-ne, fr(an)-cine\ as a girls' 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 on this name, see also the related girl name Frankie.
Francine▼ has 44 more different forms via Frances: Fan, Fancey, Fanchette, Fancie, Fancy, Fanechka, Fania, Fanney, Fannie▼, Fanny▼, Fanya, Fran▼, France, Francee, Franceline, Francesca▲, Francess, Francetta, Francette, Francey, Franchesca, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francisca▼, Franciska, Francoise, Francyne, Frania, Franie, Frank▼, Franka, Franki, Frankie▼, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Franny, Fransabella, Fransabelle, Franzetta, Franzi, Franziska and Fronia.
Francine is a very popular first name for women (#514 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Francine for girls. Francine was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its top position of #269 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Francine and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Francine appearing in the Top 1000 are Francesca (#426 a year ago), Frances (#602), Frank, Frankie, Francisca, Fronia, Fran, Fannie and Fanny. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1880-1889 and has become significantly less since, with forms like Francisca, Frank, Francine, Fannie and Fanny falling out of fashion. Francesca (#426) is the most fashionable girl name in this list, with this name undergoing a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)