Meaning:From France; Free one
Francis is a gender-neutral name of Latin origin, meaning “from France” or “free one”. Frances, which originated in Britain, is said to be the masculine version of the name, however, the spelling of Francis is popular among all genders. Various versions of Francis have become prevalent across European regions, including the Italian Francesco and Francesca and the French Francois, which offer plenty of options for naming baby!

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