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 regularly 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 (#406 out of 150436, 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.8705%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.199%, down 77.1%), with the forms Francis and Frances becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
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.