Frances

Frances - A very unique female name



  Apr 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Frances, meaning from France or free man, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #11. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Frances and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Frances? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Frances. The baby girl name Frances was given to 304 baby girls in 2012, ranking #776 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,649 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Frances peaked in popularity 101 years ago in 1918 on position 8.



Famous with this name

Frances McDormand
Frances Fisher
Frances Dee


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Frances is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Frances is currently topping the baby name charts in Oregon at position #404 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #1,240.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Frances is where you live.


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Frances origin and meaning

Frances is a 7 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means from France or free man. To see famous people named Frances, pop culture references for the name Frances and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Frances

We've found the following names that sound similar to Frances, sorted by popularity.

Francine / Frankie / Francesca / Francis / Francisca / Franchesca / Frank / Francheska / Francisco / Francina /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012776
2011773
2010782
2009794
2008789
2007825
2006766
2005752
2004648
2003593
2002623
2001589
2000571
1999522
1998469
1997478
1996458
1995444
1994418
1993395
1992384
1991364
1990345
1989328
1988307
1987303
1986314
1985297
1984280
1983271
1982272
1981272
1980267
1979269
1978255
1977267
1976247
1975234
1974240
1973220
1972221
1971208
1970201
1969195
1968184
1967171
1966163
1965163
1964152
1963149
1962145
1961135
1960127
1959124
1958118
1957113
1956107
195596
195483
195372
195267
195159
195051
194949
194842
194740
194639
194534
194433
194331
194230
194131
194028
193926
193823
193719
193619
193519
193419
193318
193219
193118
193016
192916
192813
192712
192610
192511
192410
192310
192210
19219
19209
19199
19188
19179
19169
19159
19149
19139
19129
191110
191011

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Oregon404
Washington426
Minnesota466
Georgia496
Wisconsin523
Iowa546
Kentucky599
Illinois639
South Carolina644
Massachusetts647
Ohio706
New York717
North Carolina730
Louisiana782
Indiana816
California824
Tennessee841
Utah849
Arizona903
Virginia930
Colorado934
Michigan989
Pennsylvania1033
Texas1101
Florida1152
New Jersey1240

Even more about Frances


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Frances a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Frances?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1918
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Frances
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 4,649
Letter count 7
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +304

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