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I like this as a nickname.
-- Philippa  9/16/2006
This name is rather silly. After all, you don't exactly name your child Spain or Portugal, do you?
-- Hushpuppy  9/23/2006
France is only feminine in France. It means "liberty" (Latin).
-- Nola  11/23/2006
That's not a silly name, it's completely legit in France. Except it's a girl name, and has the same etymology as Frances, Françoise, Francesca.
-- lillinparadise  4/3/2007
France Chretien Demarais is the daughter of former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and his wife Aline.
-- Anonymous User  4/13/2007
It's a pretty common name in France, but it's usually used in a double name, like Marie-France. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  6/17/2007
This is a masculine name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
Okay! This is getting weird. I myself am part French and naming your child your child after a location? Give the poor kid a break! Francis or Fran are better. France! No way! Save it for the country in Europe.
-- 80226_hottie  8/13/2007
This name is very amusing, since it's the name of a country.
-- bananarama  8/6/2008
This name is actually used in France and it is quite popular there especially as a middle name but also as a first name. My friend's name is Julie-France.
-- Lily8  8/7/2008
Seeing as the country of France is not called "France" in French, the name is not that amusing or silly in France. Only in English-speaking countries do we laugh.
-- emmiix3  3/20/2009
Sorry, but I know the county of France is definitely called "France" in French; it's pronounced "frawns", as in "Vive la France!" It's completely legit as a girl's name in France.

And I live in an English speaking country, but I don't laugh at this name. The French pronunciation sounds really pretty, and France is a beautiful country.
-- Ailis  7/3/2009
This name is also used in Quebec. I have a friend from Quebec called Mélanie-France, and I think her name is gorgeous. I really like the name France, but I could only ever use it if I marry a French guy (it would seem weird on an Irish girl like me!) And no, it isn't like calling your daughter Spain. Spain is called España in Spanish, but France is actually called "France" in French, and in France, it's a perfectly legit name.
Anyway, it's a beautiful name for a French girl, and I think it works better as a double name, like Mélanie-France, Ophélie-France and my favourite, Coralie-France.
-- Ailis  7/5/2009
France Gall is a famous French singer who was a protegee of Serge Gainsbourg, who wrote many songs for her. She won the Eurovision song contest in 1965.
-- Anonymous User  7/8/2009
That's my middle name, and it bugs me so much when I get mail, because it always says, "Frances" which isn't my middle name. And I like it a lot, mostly because I got the name after my great-grandmother.
-- sempre.aspetta  12/12/2009
This name is pronounced FRAW(N)S in French. I'm not quite sure how to describe the n - it's a nasal sound. The n isn't entirely pronounced, or silent either. You can listen to the pronunciation by native French speakers here ~ http://www.forvo.com/search-fr/France/
-- shotgun_wedding  3/11/2010
In my opinion, France is very beautiful, sophisticated and elegant. Though my perception of the name may be somewhat coloured by my view of the country. :) I'm a little surprised to learn that this name is actually more popular in Québéc than in France, usually as a hyphenated name such as Marie-France.
-- shotgun_wedding  3/14/2010
Sure, you don't really hear of people called Spain or Portugal, but you get girls named Paris. I don't see the difference, to be honest.
-- Anonymous User  2/17/2011
This is a male name in Slovenian, as evidenced by famous bearer France Prešeren (1800-49). He was Slovenia's great national poet and considered their greatest writer. The seventh stanza of his poem "Zdravljica" ("A Toast") was later adopted as Slovenia's national anthem. The name is pronounced FRAHN-tsay.
-- Anyechka  2/20/2014

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