François is a ♂ male name.
François is a French variant of the Late Latin name Franciscus. The Italian Saint Francis of Assisi was originally named Giovanni, but after a journey to France, his father gave him the name Francesco. This is the origin of the Latin name Franciscus and the French form François.
François means “Frenchman”, “little Frenchman” (from Italian Francesco, originally from the Germanic tribe of the Franks) or “free man” (from Old French “franc” = free).