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Frances Name Popularity

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

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 11 4,443 1.2619%
1911 10 4,963 1.3328%
1912 9 6,675 1.3236%
1913 9 7,686 1.3556%
1914 9 9,677 1.3886%
1915 9 12,787 1.4074%
1916 9 13,746 1.423%
1917 9 14,363 1.4357%
1918 8 16,127 1.5027%
1919 9 15,107 1.4427%
1920 9 15,883 1.4285%
1921 9 15,991 1.3965%
1922 10 15,053 1.3512%
1923 10 14,878 1.3284%
1924 10 15,180 1.3072%
1925 11 13,819 1.2226%
1926 10 13,353 1.214%
1927 12 12,983 1.1729%
1928 13 12,135 1.1342%
1929 16 11,092 1.0709%
1930 16 10,643 1.0189%
1931 18 9,710 0.9838%
1932 19 9,557 0.9673%
1933 18 8,880 0.9531%
1934 19 9,201 0.9518%
1935 19 8,767 0.9022%
1936 19 8,781 0.9116%
1937 19 9,049 0.9183%
1938 23 8,921 0.8714%
1939 26 8,578 0.8433%
1940 28 8,618 0.8108%
1941 31 8,464 0.752%
1942 30 9,470 0.7499%
1943 31 9,439 0.723%
1944 33 8,478 0.6841%
1945 34 7,935 0.6506%
1946 39 8,450 0.5727%
1947 40 8,941 0.5356%
1948 42 8,174 0.512%
1949 49 7,436 0.4623%
1950 51 6,974 0.4331%
1951 59 6,586 0.3884%
1952 67 6,078 0.3482%
1953 72 5,783 0.3268%
1954 83 5,158 0.2822%
1955 96 4,636 0.252%
1956 107 4,319 0.2287%
1957 113 4,091 0.2126%
1958 118 3,838 0.2031%
1959 124 3,692 0.1943%
1960 127 3,579 0.1889%
1961 135 3,410 0.1806%
1962 145 2,976 0.1621%
1963 149 2,726 0.1519%
1964 152 2,589 0.1471%
1965 163 2,245 0.1373%
1966 162 2,106 0.1349%
1967 171 1,844 0.1215%
1968 184 1,723 0.1147%
1969 194 1,625 0.1055%
1970 200 1,599 0.1005%
1971 207 1,424 0.0948%
1972 219 1,237 0.0908%
1973 219 1,125 0.0868%
1974 240 1,030 0.0792%
1975 235 1,003 0.0781%
1976 248 922 0.0715%
1977 267 908 0.0674%
1978 255 895 0.0666%
1979 269 885 0.0628%
1980 267 915 0.0626%
1981 271 881 0.0599%
1982 272 871 0.0583%
1983 271 835 0.0566%
1984 281 830 0.0558%
1985 297 794 0.0523%
1986 314 730 0.0484%
1987 303 769 0.0504%
1988 307 776 0.0498%
1989 329 732 0.0454%
1990 345 736 0.0444%
1991 366 670 0.0411%
1992 384 634 0.0397%
1993 395 599 0.0384%
1994 417 565 0.0368%
1995 443 541 0.0359%
1996 458 503 0.0336%
1997 477 486 0.0329%
1998 469 510 0.0341%
1999 522 450 0.03%
2000 571 413 0.027%
2001 588 385 0.0256%
2002 619 365 0.0244%
2003 591 418 0.0275%
2004 645 376 0.0247%
2005 747 311 0.0203%
2006 757 315 0.0201%
2007 811 301 0.0191%
2008 772 323 0.0209%
2009 779 311 0.0208%
2010 767 307 0.0213%
2011 755 308 0.0216%
2012 753 308 0.0216%
2013 666 373 0.0262%
2014 578 456 0.0313%
2015 500 570 0.0392%
2016 431 685 0.0475%
2017 419 690 0.0494%
2018 422 689 0.0502%
2019 415 691 0.051%

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Names Like Frances

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What names are diminutives of Frances?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Fannie

From France

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Fanny

From France

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Fran

From France

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What names are variants of Frances?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Fan

From France

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Fancey

From France

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Fanchette

From France

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Fancie

From France

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Fancy

From France

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Fanechka

From France

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Fania

From France; crown, garland

Latin

Fanney

From France

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Fannie

From France

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Fanny

From France

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Fanya

Young deer; from France; crown, garland

Latin

Fran

From France

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France

From France

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Francee

From France

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Franceline

From France

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Francene

From France

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Francesca

From France

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Francess

From France

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Francetta

From France

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Francette

From France

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Francey

From France

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Franchesca

From France

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Franci

From France

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Francia

From France

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Francie

From France

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Francine

From France

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Francisca

From France

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Franciska

From France

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Francoise

From France

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Francyne

From France

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Frania

From France

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Franie

From France

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Frank

From France

Latin

Franka

From France

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Franki

From France

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Frankie

From France

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Franky

From France

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Franni

From France

Latin

Frannie

From France

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Franny

From France

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Fransabella

From France

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Fransabelle

From France

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Franzetta

From France

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Franzi

From France

Latin

Franziska

From France

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Fronia

From France

Latin


What names sound like Frances?

If you like how Frances sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Frances.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Francena

From France

Latin

Franceska

From France

Latin


What names are similar to Frances?

Find a name that’s like Frances, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Paquita

Spanish


Lists With Frances

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Siblings of Frances

Mamas with kids named Frances also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Oliver

Olive tree

English

1 Comment

  1. Frances was my grandmother’s middle name and Irene was my husband’s grandmother’s name. (Frances Irene)Two grandmas that we loved so much and are very special to us! We love that she has a family name.


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