France boy

First name origin & meaning:

Old French: Free; an androgynous name, though Frances is generally used for girls and Francis for boys

First name variations: Franco, Franciskus, Francys, Frannie, Franny, Franscis, Fransis, Franus, Frencis, Francis

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. French: ethnic name for an inhabitant of France (i.e., of what is now the northern part of the country, where langue d’oïl was spoken). See also Lafrance.
  2. Czech (Franče): see Franc 4.
  3. Slovenian: from the personal name France, a vernacular form of Frančišek, Latin Franciscus (see Francis).
  4. Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Franz.
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