Meaning and Origin of: France

Boy name origins & meanings

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

Family name origins & meanings

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