François is a ♂ boy’s 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. Besides, François derived from the name of the Germanic tribe of the Franks.
François means “belonging to the people of the Franks”, but as well “free man” (from Old French “franc” or Old High German “frank” = free). Besides, François means “Frenchman” or “little Frenchman” (from Italian Francesco).
The name François is ranked #9586 overall.
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