Infographic of Francis name meaning, which is “The free.” From the Germanic Franko, the name of a people on the Rhine who referred to themselves as “the free.”
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Francis Name Popularity

How popular is the name Francis? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 36 978 0.2778%
1911 34 1,293 0.3472%
1912 35 2,505 0.4967%
1913 30 3,201 0.5646%
1914 31 3,890 0.5582%
1915 29 5,588 0.6151%
1916 30 5,643 0.5842%
1917 30 5,797 0.5794%
1918 30 6,345 0.5912%
1919 34 5,725 0.5467%
1920 34 6,237 0.5609%
1921 35 6,290 0.5493%
1922 34 6,143 0.5514%
1923 34 6,083 0.5431%
1924 34 6,127 0.5276%
1925 35 5,972 0.5284%
1926 35 5,786 0.5261%
1927 36 5,643 0.5098%
1928 40 5,507 0.5147%
1929 39 5,268 0.5086%
1930 42 4,986 0.4773%
1931 42 4,730 0.4792%
1932 43 4,387 0.444%
1933 45 4,091 0.4391%
1934 49 3,998 0.4136%
1935 53 3,886 0.3999%
1936 50 3,868 0.4015%
1937 55 3,721 0.3776%
1938 51 3,941 0.385%
1939 53 3,716 0.3653%
1940 61 3,596 0.3383%
1941 60 3,732 0.3316%
1942 58 4,293 0.34%
1943 63 4,065 0.3114%
1944 71 3,646 0.2942%
1945 75 3,440 0.2821%
1946 80 4,000 0.2711%
1947 84 4,208 0.2521%
1948 79 4,206 0.2635%
1949 78 4,279 0.266%
1950 86 4,079 0.2533%
1951 85 4,199 0.2477%
1952 89 3,973 0.2276%
1953 90 3,863 0.2183%
1954 94 3,681 0.2014%
1955 101 3,427 0.1863%
1956 111 3,283 0.1738%
1957 128 2,927 0.1521%
1958 135 2,606 0.1379%
1959 136 2,635 0.1387%
1960 145 2,409 0.1271%
1961 148 2,329 0.1234%
1962 148 2,286 0.1245%
1963 153 2,154 0.12%
1964 158 2,051 0.1165%
1965 164 1,799 0.11%
1966 164 1,667 0.1068%
1967 168 1,561 0.1029%
1968 175 1,495 0.0996%
1969 190 1,398 0.0907%
1970 193 1,367 0.0859%
1971 200 1,187 0.079%
1972 223 939 0.0689%
1973 225 931 0.0718%
1974 234 843 0.0649%
1975 219 919 0.0715%
1976 241 805 0.0625%
1977 235 865 0.0642%
1978 228 889 0.0661%
1979 238 890 0.0631%
1980 247 875 0.0598%
1981 237 939 0.0639%
1982 237 953 0.0638%
1983 234 928 0.0629%
1984 247 856 0.0575%
1985 247 883 0.0582%
1986 252 859 0.0569%
1987 248 904 0.0592%
1988 245 925 0.0594%
1989 274 871 0.054%
1990 285 871 0.0526%
1991 313 784 0.0481%
1992 319 762 0.0477%
1993 337 703 0.0451%
1994 342 683 0.0445%
1995 353 651 0.0432%
1996 393 558 0.0373%
1997 388 577 0.039%
1998 413 535 0.0357%
1999 436 493 0.0329%
2000 442 506 0.0331%
2001 456 486 0.0323%
2002 514 402 0.0268%
2003 526 408 0.0268%
2004 530 405 0.0266%
2005 533 413 0.027%
2006 578 384 0.0245%
2007 619 349 0.0221%
2008 676 305 0.0197%
2009 700 292 0.0195%
2010 673 302 0.021%
2011 606 346 0.0243%
2012 597 369 0.0259%
2013 503 495 0.0348%
2014 476 549 0.0377%
2015 478 574 0.0395%
2016 477 594 0.0412%
2017 463 604 0.0433%
2018 474 562 0.0409%
2019 477 554 0.0409%

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What names are diminutives of Francis?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Francis sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Francis, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Frank

Frenchman

English


What names are variants of Francis?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Francis.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Chico

Boy, lad

Spanish

Ferenc

Free man

Hungarian

Feri

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Fran

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Francesco

Frenchman; free man

Spanish

Franche

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franchesco

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franchesko

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franchot

French

Francisco

From France

Spanish

Franciscus

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franciskus

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franco

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Francois

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franio

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frank

Frenchman

English

Frankie

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franko

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frann

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frannie

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frans

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Fransisco

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frants

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frantz

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franz

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franzel

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franzen

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Franzin

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frasco

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frascuelo

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Frasquito

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Paco

Spanish

Pacorro

Frenchman; free man

Spanish

Panchito

Frenchman; free man

Latin

Pancho

Spanish

Paquito

Spanish


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3 Comments

  1. We picked the name Francis for our son because St. Francis of Assisi is my husband, Nick’s favorite Saint. We’re looking forward to teaching our son about the man he was named after.

  2. It’s a girl. We like it.

  3. We love the St. Francis prayer, “make me a channel of your peace…” (it goes on and is basically the “be the change you wish to see in the world” prayer) and we thought Frankie as a nick name was very cute. Turns out it fits him perfectly!


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