Francis, Frances

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FOR REAL: English form of the Latin name Franciscus, which means "Frenchman." Since the 17th century, Francis has been the male spelling and Frances the female (as my grandmother Frances reminds people, Frances with an E like "Her" and Francis with an "i" like "him"!)

diminutives: Frank, Fran, Franny, Fanny

related names: Franz, other forms