Frances - girls name

Frances name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Frances name meaning:

The name Frances is derived from the Latin name Franciscus, which means "from France" or "Frenchman." This name has a rich history and is often associated with elegance, sophistication, and femininity. It has been popular for centuries and has been given to many notable women throughout history.

Frances is a name that exudes a sense of charm and grace. It carries a timeless quality that appeals to many parents who are looking for a classic and sophisticated name for their daughter. The name Frances also signifies strength and independence, as it has been borne by numerous influential women who have made their mark in various fields.

In addition to its historical significance, the name Frances holds deeper meanings for different cultures. In some cases, it is associated with freedom, as it is rooted in the Latin word "francus," which means "free." It can also symbolize resilience and determination, as many women named Frances have overcome challenges and achieved great success. Overall, the name Frances carries a sense of beauty, strength, and cultural significance that adds character to any girl who bears it.

Origin: Latin

From France.


Saints names, Victorian names

Related names

Frances , Fan, Fanceen, Fanni, Fannia, Fannie, Fanny, Fran, France, Francena, Francene, Francesca , Franci, Francia, Francie , Francille, Francina, Francine , Franciszka, Franki , Frankie , Frannie, Franny

Other girls names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 438 out of 5581

100 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (485)

Historical popularity of Frances

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