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Meaning and Origin of: France

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First name origins & meanings:

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

Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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.
  • Czech (Franče) : see Franc 4.
  • Slovenian : from the personal name France, a vernacular form of Frančišek, Latin Franciscus (see Francis).
  • Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Franz.