Francis: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Francis

Derived from the Latin name Franciscus, meaning “Frenchman.” He doesn’t have to be born in France to use this name, but that would be a fun story to tell.

Nicknames:

Fran, Frank, Frankie.

Famous people named Francis:

Nobel Prize winners Francis Aston and Francis Rous; singer Francis “Frank” Sinatra; film director Francis Ford Coppola; poet (and writer of the National Anthem) Francis Scott Key.

Fun fact:

The “F” in the name of novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald stands for Francis.

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