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What does Francois mean?

Francois Pronunciation of 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).


Francois has 1 variant: Franzi.

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

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Middle name pairings:
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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)

Francois entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #1691 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 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.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Francois appearing in the Top 2000 are Francis (#482 in 2015), Francisco (#247), Franco (#878) and Frankie (#992). 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%, 79%). Francisco has been the recurring favorite, although Franco seems to be gaining popularity too, while versions like Francis are 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.

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