FRANCES
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: FRANT-səs   [key]
Meaning & History
Feminine form of FRANCIS. The distinction between Francis as a masculine name and Frances as a feminine name did not arise until the 17th century. A notable bearer was Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), a social worker and the first American to be canonized.
Related Names
MASCULINE FORMS: Fran, Francis, Frank, Franny
OTHER LANGUAGES: Frantziska (Basque), Franseza (Breton), Francesca (Catalan), Franka (Croatian), Františka (Czech), Fanni, Fanny (Finnish), Françoise, France, Francette, Francine (French), Franziska, Fränze, Franzi, Ziska (German), Franciska, Fanni, Franci (Hungarian), Franca, Francesca (Italian), Francisca (Late Roman), Franciszka (Polish), Francisca, Chica (Portuguese), Frangag (Scottish), Frančiška, Francka (Slovene), Francisca, Paca, Paquita (Spanish)
Popularity
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England/Wales  ranked #493