Francis

Francis - A very unique male name



  Jul 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Francis, meaning Frenchman or free man, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #36. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Francis and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Francis? 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 Francis. The baby boy name Francis was given to 368 baby boys in 2012, ranking #606 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,459 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Francis peaked in popularity 104 years ago in 1915 on position 29.



Famous with this name

John Francis Daley
Francis Ng
Francis Capra


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Francis is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Francis is currently topping the baby name charts in Massachusetts at position #222 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,074.

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 Francis is where you live.


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Francis origin and meaning

Francis is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means Frenchman or free man. To see famous people named Francis, pop culture references for the name Francis and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Francis

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

Frank / Franklin / Francisco / Frankie / Francesco / Franco / Franklyn / Fransisco / Frances / Franky /

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
2012606
2011614
2010682
2009708
2008683
2007621
2006577
2005533
2004531
2003526
2002513
2001457
2000442
1999436
1998412
1997388
1996393
1995352
1994342
1993338
1992319
1991312
1990285
1989274
1988246
1987249
1986252
1985248
1984248
1983235
1982236
1981237
1980247
1979238
1978228
1977236
1976240
1975219
1974234
1973225
1972223
1971201
1970193
1969190
1968175
1967168
1966164
1965164
1964158
1963153
1962148
1961148
1960145
1959136
1958135
1957128
1956111
1955101
195494
195390
195289
195185
195086
194978
194879
194784
194680
194575
194471
194363
194258
194160
194061
193953
193851
193755
193650
193553
193449
193345
193243
193142
193042
192939
192840
192736
192635
192535
192434
192334
192234
192135
192034
191934
191830
191730
191630
191529
191431
191330
191235
191134
191036

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts222
Pennsylvania234
Maryland295
New Jersey295
Connecticut312
Minnesota316
New York411
Michigan470
Illinois495
Washington550
Wisconsin556
Virginia648
California669
Florida737
South Carolina739
Indiana758
Louisiana779
Ohio822
Tennessee923
Arizona955
Georgia977
Texas1074

Even more about Francis


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 Francis 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Francis?

2 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
1915
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Francis
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 4,459
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +368

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