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Francis

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593k Frances (Latin)

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 399 55 344 #51 boy name
1881 306 47 259 #63 boy name
1882 381 54 327 #56 boy name
1883 339 54 285 #60 boy name
1884 396 56 340 #57 boy name
1885 385 66 319 #56 boy name
1886 425 81 344 #55 boy name
1887 409 82 327 #53 boy name
1888 441 88 353 #59 boy name
1889 434 88 346 #55 boy name
1890 464 101 363 #54 boy name
1891 421 88 333 #55 boy name
1892 535 106 429 #50 boy name
1893 525 107 418 #48 boy name
1894 531 108 423 #51 boy name
1895 606 126 480 #45 boy name
1896 665 114 551 #39 boy name
1897 611 115 496 #43 boy name
1898 665 124 541 #43 boy name
1899 602 101 501 #38 boy name
1900 811 159 652 #41 boy name
1901 669 126 543 #36 boy name
1902 737 140 597 #38 boy name
1903 774 109 665 #35 boy name
1904 808 122 686 #36 boy name
1905 834 149 685 #36 boy name
1906 876 139 737 #35 boy name
1907 879 162 717 #37 boy name
1908 1,019 166 853 #34 boy name
1909 1,043 157 886 #33 boy name
1910 1,227 227 1,000 #36 boy name
1911 1,545 234 1,311 #33 boy name
1912 2,789 273 2,516 #35 boy name
1913 3,504 299 3,205 #30 boy name
1914 4,286 385 3,901 #31 boy name
1915 6,097 503 5,594 #29 boy name
1916 6,171 519 5,652 #31 boy name
1917 6,428 627 5,801 #30 boy name
1918 7,000 653 6,347 #30 boy name
1919 6,399 673 5,726 #34 boy name
1920 6,896 654 6,242 #34 boy name
1921 6,951 660 6,291 #35 boy name
1922 6,756 607 6,149 #34 boy name
1923 6,708 622 6,086 #34 boy name
1924 6,778 645 6,133 #34 boy name
1925 6,638 660 5,978 #35 boy name
1926 6,439 652 5,787 #35 boy name
1927 6,208 565 5,643 #36 boy name
1928 6,086 571 5,515 #40 boy name
1929 5,743 473 5,270 #39 boy name
1930 5,460 467 4,993 #42 boy name
1931 5,105 373 4,732 #42 boy name
1932 4,785 398 4,387 #43 boy name
1933 4,460 367 4,093 #45 boy name
1934 4,361 354 4,007 #49 boy name
1935 4,276 382 3,894 #53 boy name
1936 4,193 319 3,874 #50 boy name
1937 4,038 311 3,727 #55 boy name
1938 4,254 305 3,949 #51 boy name
1939 4,019 299 3,720 #53 boy name
1940 3,923 317 3,606 #61 boy name
1941 4,056 318 3,738 #60 boy name
1942 4,590 295 4,295 #58 boy name
1943 4,379 312 4,067 #64 boy name
1944 3,964 316 3,648 #71 boy name
1945 3,695 244 3,451 #75 boy name
1946 4,267 262 4,005 #80 boy name
1947 4,510 297 4,213 #84 boy name
1948 4,478 263 4,215 #80 boy name
1949 4,541 256 4,285 #78 boy name
1950 4,337 254 4,083 #86 boy name
1951 4,434 233 4,201 #85 boy name
1952 4,227 249 3,978 #89 boy name
1953 4,084 214 3,870 #90 boy name
1954 3,916 228 3,688 #94 boy name
1955 3,642 204 3,438 #100 boy name
1956 3,468 177 3,291
1957 3,138 200 2,938
1958 2,787 173 2,614
1959 2,833 182 2,651
1960 2,616 193 2,423
1961 2,545 203 2,342
1962 2,476 178 2,298
1963 2,324 152 2,172
1964 2,204 134 2,070
1965 1,939 122 1,817
1966 1,822 124 1,698
1967 1,708 122 1,586
1968 1,636 123 1,513
1969 1,573 144 1,429
1970 1,528 138 1,390
1971 1,341 131 1,210
1972 1,110 120 990
1973 1,095 115 980
1974 1,004 116 888
1975 1,093 135 958
1976 970 130 840
1977 1,042 143 899
1978 1,075 135 940
1979 1,050 120 930
1980 1,074 153 921
1981 1,125 153 972
1982 1,134 151 983
1983 1,076 117 959
1984 1,023 125 898
1985 1,073 138 935
1986 1,049 135 914
1987 1,112 166 946
1988 1,096 145 951
1989 1,061 143 918
1990 1,073 157 916
1991 986 162 824
1992 946 144 802
1993 888 137 751
1994 860 134 726
1995 858 161 697
1996 743 136 607
1997 739 112 627
1998 701 121 580
1999 659 117 542
2000 675 116 559
2001 638 94 544
2002 562 98 464
2003 548 83 465
2004 526 71 455
2005 527 64 463
2006 512 61 451
2007 477 75 402
2008 439 72 367
2009 412 54 358
2010 403 45 358
2011 437 52 385
2012 473 44 429
2013 593 57 536
2014 656 64 592
2015 677 63 614

Want to know about the popularity of the Francis baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 312,841 babies born with the name Francis in the United States. That's more than enough Francis to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 399 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Francis" was in 1918 with a total of 6,347 babies. (That's a lot of baby Francis)

According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Francis" ranks #75 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 112 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of 1,708 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 "Francis" mean? The list below shows the origins of Francis as well as things modernly associated with the name Francis such as celebrities named Francis.

Origin and Meaning of Francis

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

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola is a film director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1962 to present. Francis was born in 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra is a singer, actor, director, and producer specializing in traditional pop, easy listening, jazz, and swing music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1935 to 1996. Frank was born in 1915 as Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novelist, short story writer, and poet. F. was born in 1896 as Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States.

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Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon is a singer and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1951 to present. Frankie was born in 1939 as Francis Thomas Avallone in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Jr. is a singer, conductor, songwriter, and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1966 to present. Frank was born in 1944 as Francis Wayne Sinatra in Jersey City, New Jersey U.S.

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Francis Capra

Francis was born in 1983 in Bronx, New York City, New York, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Francis

Francis Bacon
Francis Chan
Francis Collins
Francis Mallmann
Francis Pool Dc
Francis Scott Key
Francis Scott Key Mall
Francis Tiafoe
Francis Scott Key Family Resort

Alternative Meanings

F is for funny, humor suits you!

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for serious, not always joking.

Your name in reverse order is "Sicnarf". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Fianrsc". 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 Francis born Mar 7, 1991

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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 Southern China approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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