What does Francois mean?
Francois /fran-cois/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Latin origin, and the name Francois means "frenchman". Francois is an alternate spelling of Francis (Latin). Francia is a familiar last name.
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.Kreatif forms: Facois, Farncois, Francoisfa. [more]
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. Census)
Prominent varying forms of Francois (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000 are Francesco, Francis (#478 in 2014), Francisco (#232), Franco (#817), Frank (#336), Frankie (#929) and Franz. Variants like Francisque are seldom used. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5286%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.3154%, down 40.3%), with the forms Francesco, Francis, Frank and Frankie becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Francois and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)