Francis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Franciscus (French(man)) (from Francia 'France', from the Germanic tribal name of the Franks, meaning frank, free), originally a nickname of St. Francis of Assisi.

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Francis

  1. A male given name
    • ~1591 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet: Act V, Scene III:
      Saint Francis be my speed! how oft tonight / Have my old feet stumbled at graves!
    • 1820 Leigh Hunt, Names, The Indicator, No. XVIII, February 9th, 1820:
      Francis is one of the pleasantest names in use. It has a fine open air with it, - a sound correspondent to its sense.
    • 2006 Kate Atkinson, One Good Turn, Black Swan(2007), ISBN 9780552772440, page 454:
      Francis had never been 'Frank' or 'Fran', he had always been called by his full name. It had lent him a certain dignity that he had possibly never earned.
  2. A female given name, a rare spelling variant of Frances.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. A ghost town in Nebraska.
  5. A town in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  6. A town in Utah.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Franciscus, originally a nickname of St. Francis of Assisi.

Proper noun[edit]

Francis m

  1. A male given name.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Francis.

Proper noun[edit]

Francis

  1. A male given name, variant of François.

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1522. From Latin Franciscus. Corresponding to English Francis.

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Francis m

  1. A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Francis was the only given name of 536 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.