Boy name origins & meanings
- Old French : Free; an androgynous name, though Frances is generally used for girls and Francis for boys
Boy name variations
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) : 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.