Francis is a ♂ boy’s name.
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.
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).
The name Francis is ranked #6474 overall.
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