Francis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin Franciscus (French(man)) (from Francia (France), originally a nickname of Saint Francis of Assisi. Doublet of Francisco and Franz.

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Francis

  1. A male given name from Latin
    • 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, 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. (rare) A female given name from Latin, Alternative spelling of Frances.
  3. A surname originating as a patronymic.
  4. A placename
    1. A rural municipality (Rural Municipality of Francis No. 127) in south-east Saskatchewan, Canada.
    2. A town in Saskatchewan within the rural municipality.
    3. A ghost town in Wheeler County, Nebraska, United States.
    4. A township in Holt County, Nebraska.
    5. A town in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.
    6. A town in Summit County, Utah, United States.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Francis

  1. a male given name from Latin

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Francis m

  1. a male given name

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Francis.

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Francis m

  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
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Francis was the only given name of 536 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.