Name Francis Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Francis


Francis is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Francis?

Francis is an English and French short variant of the Late Latin name Franciscus, which derived from the Italian name Francesco. The Italian Saint Francis of Assisi was originally named Giovanni, but after a journey to France, his father gave him the name Francesco. Besides, Francis derived from the name of the Germanic tribe of the Franks.

What does the name Francis mean?

Francis means “belonging to the people of the Franks”, but as well “free man” (from Old French “franc” or Old High German “frank” = free). Besides, Francis means “Frenchman” or “little Frenchman” (from Italian Francesco).

Pronunciation of Francis

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Popularity of the name Francis

The name Francis is ranked #6474 overall.

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