Francis - boys name

Francis name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Francis name meaning:

The name Francis is of Latin origin and is derived from the male name Franciscus, meaning "Frenchman" or "free man". It is commonly associated with the name of Saint Francis of Assisi, a famous Italian Catholic friar who renounced his wealth and dedicated his life to serving the poor. However, the name Francis is also used as a unisex name, and it has gained popularity as a girl's name in recent years.

For girls, the name Francis carries a strong and empowered meaning. It symbolizes independence, freedom, and a fearless spirit. Girls named Francis are often seen as strong-willed individuals who are not afraid to challenge traditional gender roles and societal expectations. They possess qualities such as determination, resilience, and a desire to make a positive impact in the world. The name Francis is a testament to the enduring legacy of Saint Francis of Assisi and serves as a reminder to girls that they can break through barriers and achieve greatness in their own unique ways.

Origin: Latin

A free man.


Saints names

Related names

Francis , Chico, Fan, Ferenc, Fereng, Ferike, Ferko, Franc, Franchot, Francisco , Franciska, Francoise, Frank , Frannie, Franny, Franz

Other boys names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 215 out of 4789

246 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (316)

Historical popularity of Francis

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