Meaning and Name Origin
Francois has 1 variant: Franzi.
Francois has 40 more alternative forms via Francis: Chico, Curro, Ferenc, Feri, Ffransis, Fran, Francesco▼, Franche, Franchesco, Franchesko, Franchot, Francisco, Franciscus, Franciskus, Francisque, Franciszek, Franco, Franio, Frank▼, Frankie▼, Franko, Frann, Frannie, Frans, Fransisco, Frants, Frantz, Franz, Franzel, Franzen, Franzin, Frasco, Frascuelo, Frasquito, Paco, Pacorro, Panchito, Pancho, Paquito and Proinsias.
Francois is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3296 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Francois and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Francois (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Francesco, Francis (#478 in 2014), Francisco (#232), Franco (#817), Frank (#336), Frankie (#929) and Franz. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1900-1909 and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Francesco, Francis, Frank and Frankie becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)