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592k
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since 1880

Frances

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: From France or Free
  • #97 All Time
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312k Francis (Latin)

How popular is the name "Frances" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 621 605 16 #42 girl name
1881 598 586 12 #45 girl name
1882 693 681 12 #45 girl name
1883 727 710 17 #45 girl name
1884 805 789 16 #46 girl name
1885 856 844 12 #46 girl name
1886 1,071 1,059 12 #38 girl name
1887 1,117 1,105 12 #34 girl name
1888 1,468 1,453 15 #30 girl name
1889 1,366 1,351 15 #34 girl name
1890 1,428 1,416 12 #33 girl name
1891 1,407 1,397 10 #34 girl name
1892 1,680 1,670 10 #31 girl name
1893 1,642 1,622 20 #34 girl name
1894 1,793 1,776 17 #29 girl name
1895 1,850 1,834 16 #29 girl name
1896 1,983 1,964 19 #28 girl name
1897 1,993 1,975 18 #27 girl name
1898 2,400 2,379 21 #22 girl name
1899 2,070 2,058 12 #24 girl name
1900 2,514 2,495 19 #26 girl name
1901 2,096 2,071 25 #25 girl name
1902 2,345 2,326 19 #23 girl name
1903 2,382 2,365 17 #19 girl name
1904 2,680 2,657 23 #16 girl name
1905 2,910 2,887 23 #16 girl name
1906 3,048 3,026 22 #14 girl name
1907 3,332 3,299 33 #16 girl name
1908 3,614 3,593 21 #14 girl name
1909 3,800 3,780 20 #12 girl name
1910 4,486 4,448 38 #11 girl name
1911 5,003 4,967 36 #10 girl name
1912 6,726 6,680 46 #9 girl name
1913 7,753 7,694 59 #9 girl name
1914 9,754 9,677 77 #9 girl name
1915 12,878 12,787 91 #9 girl name
1916 13,853 13,746 107 #9 girl name
1917 14,435 14,363 72 #9 girl name
1918 16,227 16,130 97 #8 girl name
1919 15,207 15,106 101 #9 girl name
1920 15,991 15,883 108 #9 girl name
1921 16,100 15,994 106 #9 girl name
1922 15,151 15,056 95 #10 girl name
1923 14,979 14,874 105 #10 girl name
1924 15,292 15,187 105 #10 girl name
1925 13,934 13,820 114 #11 girl name
1926 13,469 13,355 114 #10 girl name
1927 13,113 12,988 125 #12 girl name
1928 12,277 12,137 140 #13 girl name
1929 11,186 11,091 95 #16 girl name
1930 10,770 10,643 127 #16 girl name
1931 9,835 9,717 118 #18 girl name
1932 9,663 9,552 111 #19 girl name
1933 8,964 8,880 84 #18 girl name
1934 9,319 9,208 111 #19 girl name
1935 8,860 8,768 92 #19 girl name
1936 8,846 8,782 64 #19 girl name
1937 9,141 9,056 85 #19 girl name
1938 8,987 8,919 68 #23 girl name
1939 8,643 8,578 65 #26 girl name
1940 8,677 8,617 60 #28 girl name
1941 8,531 8,469 62 #31 girl name
1942 9,529 9,470 59 #30 girl name
1943 9,498 9,441 57 #31 girl name
1944 8,547 8,484 63 #33 girl name
1945 7,978 7,940 38 #34 girl name
1946 8,485 8,454 31 #39 girl name
1947 8,996 8,939 57 #40 girl name
1948 8,209 8,176 33 #42 girl name
1949 7,486 7,440 46 #49 girl name
1950 7,008 6,973 35 #51 girl name
1951 6,621 6,578 43 #59 girl name
1952 6,124 6,079 45 #67 girl name
1953 5,817 5,780 37 #72 girl name
1954 5,192 5,161 31 #83 girl name
1955 4,692 4,637 55 #96 girl name
1956 4,364 4,323 41
1957 4,131 4,092 39
1958 3,885 3,846 39
1959 3,748 3,712 36
1960 3,621 3,590 31
1961 3,446 3,419 27
1962 3,022 2,996 26
1963 2,781 2,746 35
1964 2,637 2,600 37
1965 2,285 2,262 23
1966 2,141 2,122 19
1967 1,885 1,868 17
1968 1,769 1,742 27
1969 1,668 1,643 25
1970 1,645 1,628 17
1971 1,477 1,452 25
1972 1,295 1,280 15
1973 1,171 1,155 16
1974 1,087 1,068 19
1975 1,045 1,031 14
1976 964 948 16
1977 959 940 19
1978 946 926 20
1979 925 912 13
1980 950 938 12
1981 938 924 14
1982 922 904 18
1983 894 875 19
1984 876 855 21
1985 849 834 15
1986 784 765 19
1987 818 805 13
1988 823 806 17
1989 798 781 17
1990 771 759 12
1991 732 711 21
1992 685 667 18
1993 652 640 12
1994 614 607 7
1995 580 570 10
1996 554 544 10
1997 535 530 5
1998 557 547 10
1999 492 486 6
2000 459 453 6
2001 434 428 6
2002 421 413 8
2003 455 448 7
2004 435 427 8
2005 355 355 0
2006 365 359 6
2007 352 347 5
2008 375 368 7
2009 354 354 0
2010 361 356 5
2011 348 348 0
2012 369 364 5
2013 410 404 6
2014 481 481 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Frances? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 592,216 babies born with the name Frances in the United States. That's more than enough Frances to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 621 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Frances" was in 1918 with a total of 16,130 babies. (That's a lot of baby Frances)

According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Frances" ranks #29 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 182 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1947. Across the entire United States a total of 8,996 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Frances popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Frances" mean? The list below shows the origins of Frances as well as things modernly associated with the name Frances such as celebrities named Frances.

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Origin and Meaning of Frances

The name "Frances" is of Latin origin, and it means "From France or Free". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Judy Garland

Judy Garland is an actress, singer, and vaudevillian with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1924 to 1969. Judy was born in 1922 as Frances Ethel Gumm in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States.

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Frances Bean Cobain

Frances Bean Cobain is a visual artist. Frances was born in 1992 as Frances Bean Cobain in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Rose McIver

Rose McIver is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Rose was born in 1987 as Frances Rose McIver in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Frances Conroy

Frances Conroy is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1978 to present. Frances was born in 1953 as Frances Hardman Conroy in Monroe, Georgia, U.S.

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Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Frances was born in 1957 as Frances Louise McDormand in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Frances O'Connor

Frances O'Connor is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Frances was born in 1967 as Frances Ann O'Connor in Wantage, Oxfordshire, England, UK.

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Alternative Meanings

F is for fair, always honest and true.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

N is for nice, need I say more?

C is for captive, your web of charm.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

S is for serious, not always joking.

Your name in reverse order is "Secnarf". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Esnafcr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Frances born Dec 28, 1926

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Alaska approximately on 1625. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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