Meaning of Francis
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Francis has the following meaning:
A man from France; one who is free.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby boy name, Francis is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 501 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Francis fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 21 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 680 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Francis in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Francis is pronounced as fran-sis
Francis originates from the Latin
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Popular Variants for the name Francis: Chico
Common nicknames for the name Francis are: Frank, Fran
We think the name Francis should fall under the following style category: Traditional
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Francis to be: An intelligent and religious chap
In one word, you might describe Francis as a(n) "religious
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The names of some famous persons by the name Francis
(or its variants) are:Francis Crick
, born on 8 June, a famous scientist. Francis Crick's background: Born in 1916 as Francis Harry Compton Crick. The co-discoverer of the structure of DNA was born in Northampton. He and James Watson began working on Rosalind Franklin's xray research in Cambridge in 1951, and they won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1962.Sir Francis Baring
, born on 18 April, a famous public figure. Sir Francis Baring's background: Born in 1740. He was a British financier born in Devon. He and his brother, John the sons of a German immigrant, established the commercial and financial house, Baring Brothers, using the money they earned as directors of the British East India Company. The bank survived until 1995.Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
, born on 24 September, a famous public figure. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald's background: Born in 1896. He became known as the chronicler of the Jazz Age in his novels This Side of Paradise (1920), The Beautiful and the Damned (1922) and The Great Gatsby (1925). He was also a Hollywood screenwriter.