What does Francis mean?
Francis \f-ran-cis, fr(a)-ncis\ as a name for girls (also used more regularly as boys' name Francis) is related to Frances and Jancis. Usage of Francis is American, and the name used to be popular. Francis has however become somewhat old-fashioned and is not that commonly used today by parents for newborn baby girls in the U.S..
Francis is a very prominent first name for females (#393 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#385 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Francis for girls. Francis reached its top rank of #239 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Francis and corresponding names. Frances (#602 last year) is the only other popular variation form of Francis ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of this girl name reached its highest during 1920-1929 and has become significantly less since, with the forms Francis and Frances becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended similar baby names are Franca, France, Francee, Francess, Francey, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francina, Francine, Francisca, Franciska, Francoise, Franki, Frankie and Franzi. These names tend to be less commonly used than Francis.