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592k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Frances

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

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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188062160516#42 girl name
188159858612#45 girl name
188269368112#45 girl name
188372771017#45 girl name
188480578916#46 girl name
188585684412#46 girl name
18861,0711,05912#38 girl name
18871,1171,10512#34 girl name
18881,4681,45315#30 girl name
18891,3661,35115#34 girl name
18901,4281,41612#33 girl name
18911,4071,39710#34 girl name
18921,6801,67010#31 girl name
18931,6421,62220#34 girl name
18941,7931,77617#29 girl name
18951,8501,83416#29 girl name
18961,9831,96419#28 girl name
18971,9931,97518#27 girl name
18982,4002,37921#22 girl name
18992,0702,05812#24 girl name
19002,5142,49519#26 girl name
19012,0962,07125#25 girl name
19022,3452,32619#23 girl name
19032,3822,36517#19 girl name
19042,6802,65723#16 girl name
19052,9102,88723#16 girl name
19063,0483,02622#14 girl name
19073,3323,29933#16 girl name
19083,6143,59321#14 girl name
19093,8003,78020#12 girl name
19104,4864,44838#11 girl name
19115,0034,96736#10 girl name
19126,7266,68046#9 girl name
19137,7537,69459#9 girl name
19149,7549,67777#9 girl name
191512,87812,78791#9 girl name
191613,85313,746107#9 girl name
191714,43514,36372#9 girl name
191816,22716,13097#8 girl name
191915,20715,106101#9 girl name
192015,99115,883108#9 girl name
192116,10015,994106#9 girl name
192215,15115,05695#10 girl name
192314,97914,874105#10 girl name
192415,29215,187105#10 girl name
192513,93413,820114#11 girl name
192613,46913,355114#10 girl name
192713,11312,988125#12 girl name
192812,27712,137140#13 girl name
192911,18611,09195#16 girl name
193010,77010,643127#16 girl name
19319,8359,717118#18 girl name
19329,6639,552111#19 girl name
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19349,3199,208111#19 girl name
19358,8608,76892#19 girl name
19368,8468,78264#19 girl name
19379,1419,05685#19 girl name
19388,9878,91968#23 girl name
19398,6438,57865#26 girl name
19408,6778,61760#28 girl name
19418,5318,46962#31 girl name
19429,5299,47059#30 girl name
19439,4989,44157#31 girl name
19448,5478,48463#33 girl name
19457,9787,94038#34 girl name
19468,4858,45431#39 girl name
19478,9968,93957#40 girl name
19488,2098,17633#42 girl name
19497,4867,44046#49 girl name
19507,0086,97335#51 girl name
19516,6216,57843#59 girl name
19526,1246,07945#67 girl name
19535,8175,78037#72 girl name
19545,1925,16131#83 girl name
19554,6924,63755#96 girl name
19564,3644,32341
19574,1314,09239
19583,8853,84639
19593,7483,71236
19603,6213,59031
19613,4463,41927
19623,0222,99626
19632,7812,74635
19642,6372,60037
19652,2852,26223
19662,1412,12219
19671,8851,86817
19681,7691,74227
19691,6681,64325
19701,6451,62817
19711,4771,45225
19721,2951,28015
19731,1711,15516
19741,0871,06819
19751,0451,03114
197696494816
197795994019
197894692620
197992591213
198095093812
198193892414
198292290418
198389487519
198487685521
198584983415
198678476519
198781880513
198882380617
198979878117
199077175912
199173271121
199268566718
199365264012
19946146077
199558057010
199655454410
19975355305
199855754710
19994924866
20004594536
20014344286
20024214138
20034554487
20044354278
20053553550
20063653596
20073523475
20083753687
20093543540
20103613565
20113483480
20123693645
20134104046
20144814810

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 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Frances" ranks #89 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 71 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of 3,621 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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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.

Latin

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 fancy, never just plain you!

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

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

N is for nice, need I say more?

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

Your name in reverse order is "Secnarf". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Crnaesf". 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 Apr 26, 1942

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 1000. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

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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