Meaning: derived from Late Latin Franciscus meaning "Frenchman" which is derived from the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Franks, either meaning "free" or "free man", or the name could be derived from a type of spear they used.
Francis is the typical masculine spelling while Frances is usually used for women.
Nicknames: Frank, Frankie/Franky, Fran, Francie, Cissy/Sissy
- Françoise (French)
- Francesca (Italian, Catalan)
- François (French)
- Francesco (Italian)
- Franciscus (Latin)