Francis Name Meaning & Origin

Francis

Pronunciation: FRAN-sis (key)

Origin of the name Francis:

From Franceis, and Old French form of the Italian Francesco, which is from the Middle Latin Franciscus (a Frenchman). Franciscus is derived from Francus (a Frank, a freeman), which has its root in the Old French franc (free).

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Comments and insights on the name Francis: | Edit

Very, very unattractive name.

This is such a classic name. It sounds so strong, handsome and compassionate! Anyone would be proud to have such a strong, namesake.

Sounds too girly.

It's an amazing name and all of you are wrong. (Except for the person who called it a classic and handsome name. You are so right.)

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Nicknames for Francis: | Edit

François
Alfie
Fran,
Frank/Frankie/Francie,
Fram,
Bram,
Frenchie
Finn,
Fint/Finty,
Cisco
Franz

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Famous real-life people named Francis: | Edit

Saint Francis of Assisi, patron of nature and animals
Saint Francis Xavier, Jesuit saint
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, singer
Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Francis Ford Coppola, movie director
Francis Bacon, British expressionist painter
Francis Bacon, 16th-17th century British philosopher
Sir Francis Drake, 16th century British explorer
F. (Francis) Scott Fitzgerald, classic American writer
Pope Francis
Francis Jonathan Beesley (b. 2009), son of Scottish actress and narrator Ashley Jensen

Francis in song, story & screen: | Edit

Francis, the oldest brother in the American TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"
Francis Abernathy from "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt.

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