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Girl Name: Frances

Name: Frances
Pronunciation: \f-ran-ces, fr(a)-nces\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Frances's also a boy name)
Meaning: from France
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Paquita
Sounds Like: Franceska, Francena
Variant forms: Fan, Fancey, Fanchette, Fancie, Fancy, Fanechka, Fania, Fanney, Fannie, Fanny, Fanya, Fran, France, Francee, Franceline, Francene, Francesca, Francess, Francetta, Francette, Francey, Franchesca, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francine, Francisca, Franciska, Francoise, Francyne, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Frankie, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Franny, Fransabelle, Fransabella, Franzetta, Franzi, Franziska, Fronia
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 47
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 7411

Description

Frances \f-ran-ces, fr(a)-nces\ as a girl's name is pronounced FRAN-siss. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Frances is "from France". Feminine spelling of Francis. Franziska is the German form. Actresses Fanny Brice, Frances McDormand, Franka Potente.

Frances has 46 variant forms: Fan, Fancey, Fanchette, Fancie, Fancy, Fanechka, Fania, Fanney, Fannie, Fanny, Fanya, Fran, France, Francee, Franceline, Francene, Francesca, Francess, Francetta, Francette, Francey, Franchesca, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francine, Francisca, Franciska, Francoise, Francyne, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Frankie, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Franny, Fransabelle, Fransabella, Franzetta, Franzi, Franziska and Fronia.

For more information, see also the related name Paquita.

Baby names that sound like Frances are Franceska and Francena.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Frances.

Popularity

Frances is a very popular first name for women (#47 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#7411 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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