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What does Francois mean?

Francois /fran-cois/ as a name for boys is of Latin origin, and the name Francois means "frenchman". Francois is an alternate spelling of Francis (Latin) with the suffix -ois.


Francois has 1 variant: Franzi.

Francois has 13 more alternative forms via Francis: Ffransis, Franche, Franchot, Francisco, Franco, Franio, Frankie, Franko, Frannie, Frans, Frants, Franzin and Frasco.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Farncois, Ferncois, ..

(female) Francy, Franfort, ..

How popular is Francois?

Francois is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3079 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Francois for boys. Francois entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #1691 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Francois name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Francois outside U.S.

Prominent varying forms of Francois appearing in the Top 2000 are Francis (#478 in 2014), Francisco (#232), Franco (#817) and Frankie (#929). Other variants, like Franche, are seldom used. These relations of Francois were popular a century ago (adoption of 0.6%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.1%, 78%). Francisco has been the recurring favorite, although Franco seems to be gaining popularity too, while Francis is now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Francois, Francis, Francisco, Franco, Frankie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Frankie outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Aramis, Falco, Falcon, Fallows, Faris, Farris, Fenris, Fraenir, Fran, Franc, Francesco, Franchesco, Franchesko, Franciscus, Franciskus, Francisque, Franciszek, Franck, Francke, Francklin (see Franklin), Francklyn (see Franklin), Frank, Franklin, Franklinn (see Franklin), Franklyn, Franky, Frann, Fransisco, Frantz, Franz, Franzel, Franzen, French, Frisco, Giannis, Ioanis, Ioannis, Juanluis, Landis, Prentis, Sancos, Tannis, Thanasis, Travis and Yannis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Francois.