Given Name FRANCE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: French

Meaning & History

From the name of the country, sometimes considered a feminine form of FRANK (1) or short form of FRANÇOISE, both of which are ultimately related to the name of the country.
MASCULINE FORMS: Francis, Franck, François
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Frantziska (Basque), Frañseza (Breton), Francesca (Catalan), Franka (Croatian), Františka (Czech), Franka (Dutch), Francis, Francene, Frances, Francine (English), Fanni (Finnish), Franka, Franziska, Fränze, Franzi, Ziska (German), Franciska, Fanni, Franci (Hungarian), Franca, Francesca (Italian), Francisca (Late Roman), Franciszka (Polish), Francisca, Chica (Portuguese), Frantzisca (Sardinian), Frangag (Scottish), Frančiška, Francka (Slovene), Francisca, Fanny, Paca, Paquita (Spanish)


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Entry updated July 2, 2017