Francine: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Francine

Francine

Pronunciation: fran-SEEN (key)

Origin of the name Francine:

Diminutive form of the French Françoise, which is derived from the Old French françois (French).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Francoise

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Francine has become a popular baby's name in my county. I think it's because of the vintage french sound as well as the uniqueness of it.

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Nicknames for Francine: | Edit

France, Francie, Fancy, Franny, Frankie, Frenchie, Cici.

Meanings and history of the name Francine: | Edit

The name Francine derives as a feminine form of the French “Francois” with the French “Francoise,” which stems from the Old French “francois” meaning “French.” Variations include Fran, Francena, Francene, Francie, Francille, Francina, Francyne, Frann, Frannie, Frans.

Famous real-life people named Francine: | Edit

Francine is actress Annette Bening's middle name.
Francine Maisler, film and television casting director who was nominated for a primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series” for her work with “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" in 2006.
Francine Pelletier, Canadian science fiction author of the 20th and 21st centuries who won a Prix Aurora Award in 2000.
Francine Fournier, professional wrestler.

Francine in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Francine" Song by ZZ Top
"Francine", 2012 film starring Melissa Leo
Francine Alice, tomboyish character in the "Arthur" series of books and television shows, voiced by Jodie Resther.
Francine Evans, protagonist of the 1977 film "New York, New York", played by Liza Minelli.
Francine Smith, a character in American Dad

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