US Popularity:834
Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:Frankish, of the Franks; Free man; Truthful, sincere
Frances is a gender-neutral name of Latin and German origin, meaning “of the Franks,” "Frankish," “free man,” and "truthful" or "sincere." Frances, which originated in Britain in the 17th century, is said to be the feminine version of Francis, however, the spelling of Frances sports a unisex appeal. Various versions of Frances have become prevalent across European regions, including the Italian Francesco and Francesca and the French Francois, which offer plenty of options for naming baby!

Frances Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Frances is currently #859 on The Bump
Boy:Frances is currently #473 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Frances is currently #638 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Frances is currently #834 in U.S. births
Girl:Frances is currently #405 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 14
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Frances, October 2017

  • Name Doctor, Frances

  • Behind the Name, Frances, February 2020

  • WordSense Dictionary, Frances

  • Behind the Name, Francis, December 2022

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