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Frances

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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 1,467 1,452 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 #27 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 16,228 16,131 97 #8 girl name
1919 15,208 15,107 101 #9 girl name
1920 15,990 15,882 108 #9 girl name
1921 16,101 15,995 106 #9 girl name
1922 15,149 15,054 95 #10 girl name
1923 14,980 14,875 105 #10 girl name
1924 15,290 15,185 105 #10 girl name
1925 13,937 13,823 114 #11 girl name
1926 13,469 13,355 114 #10 girl name
1927 13,114 12,989 125 #12 girl name
1928 12,275 12,135 140 #13 girl name
1929 11,186 11,091 95 #16 girl name
1930 10,771 10,644 127 #16 girl name
1931 9,836 9,718 118 #18 girl name
1932 9,665 9,554 111 #19 girl name
1933 8,964 8,880 84 #18 girl name
1934 9,319 9,208 111 #19 girl name
1935 8,859 8,767 92 #19 girl name
1936 8,849 8,785 64 #19 girl name
1937 9,140 9,055 85 #19 girl name
1938 8,989 8,921 68 #23 girl name
1939 8,641 8,576 65 #26 girl name
1940 8,678 8,618 60 #28 girl name
1941 8,530 8,468 62 #31 girl name
1942 9,530 9,471 59 #30 girl name
1943 9,499 9,442 57 #31 girl name
1944 8,547 8,484 63 #33 girl name
1945 7,978 7,940 38 #34 girl name
1946 8,484 8,453 31 #39 girl name
1947 8,997 8,940 57 #40 girl name
1948 8,208 8,175 33 #42 girl name
1949 7,486 7,440 46 #49 girl name
1950 7,009 6,974 35 #51 girl name
1951 6,623 6,580 43 #59 girl name
1952 6,126 6,081 45 #67 girl name
1953 5,819 5,780 39 #72 girl name
1954 5,190 5,159 31 #83 girl name
1955 4,691 4,636 55 #96 girl name
1956 4,364 4,323 41
1957 4,132 4,093 39
1958 3,885 3,846 39
1959 3,747 3,711 36
1960 3,622 3,591 31
1961 3,446 3,419 27
1962 3,022 2,996 26
1963 2,782 2,747 35
1964 2,637 2,600 37
1965 2,285 2,262 23
1966 2,142 2,123 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 1,086 1,067 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 456 449 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 412 406 6
2014 484 484 0
2015 612 606 6

Fun Facts about the name Frances

  • How many people with the first name Frances have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 592,846 babies born with the first name Frances in the United States. That's more than enough people named Frances to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Frances? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 621 new born babies.
  • When was Frances first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Frances is Thursday, September 14th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Frances born? The highest recorded use of the first name Frances was in 1918 with a total of 16,131 babies. That's a lot of babies named Frances!
  • Random Frances Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Frances ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 17 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1946.
  • Weird things about the name Frances: Your name in reverse order is Secnarf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fncesra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Frances? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,222 people with the last name Frances.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Frances? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Frances as their last name since less than 1 person in 133k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Frances as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Frances U.S.
  White 53.65% 64.26%
  African American 22.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 17.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Frances

People with the last name Frances are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

From French, from Old French Franceise, feminine form of Franceis, from Late Latin Franciscus (“Frankish”).

  1. A female given name, feminine form of Francis.

    Frances was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

    Notable Persons With the Name Frances

    Judy Garland

    Judy Garland was an actress, singer, vaudevillian, and vaudeville. She was most prominent from 1924 to 1969. Judy was given the name Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10th, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States. She left this life on June 22nd, 1969.

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    Frances Bean Cobain

    Frances Bean Cobain is a visual arts and visual artist. Frances was born as the child of Kurt Cobain, Sympathy for the Record Industry, Caroline, DGC, Virgin, and Ghost Ramp on August 18th, 1992 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Frances is also known as Tim Fiddle.

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    Frances McDormand

    Frances McDormand is an actor. She was most active from 1984 to present. Frances was given the name Frances Louise McDormand on June 23rd, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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    Frances Conroy

    Frances Conroy is an actress. She has been prominent since 1978. Frances was given the name Frances Hardman Conroy on November 13th, 1953 in Monroe, Georgia, U.S.

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    Frances Fisher

    Frances Fisher is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1976. Frances was given the name Frances Louise Fisher on May 11th, 1952 in Milford on Sea.

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    Dinah Shore

    Dinah Shore was a musician. Her career lasted from 1937 to 1994. Dinah was given the name Frances Rose Shore on February 29th, 1916 in Winchester, Tennessee, U.S. She passed away on February 24th, 1994.

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    • Rose McIver
      (actress)
    • Frances Bavier
      (actress)
    • Frances Scott Fitzgerald
      (writer)
    • Frances Farmer
      (actress)
    • Fran Lebowitz
      (writer)
    • Carole Landis
      (actress)
    • Frances Cleveland Preston
      (First Lady of the United States)
    • Frances Hodgson Burnett
      (writer)
    • Frances Tiafoe
      (influential somebody)
    • Frances Perkins
      (4th United States Secretary of Labor)
    • Fanny Crosby
      (lyricist)
    • Kate O'Mara
      (actress)
    • Dame Judith Anderson
      (actress)
    • Frances Willard
      (university dean; political reformer; women's suffragist)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Frances

    Frances

    Frances is a pop music, indie pop, folk music, and soul music musician. She plays Piano and Violin. Her ongoing career started in 2014. Frances was given the name Sophie Frances Cooke on June 27th, 1993 in Oxford, England. Frances is also known as Sophie Cooke.

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    Allen Frances

    Allen Frances is a noteworthy somebody. Allen was born in 1942.

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    Cornelia Frances

    Cornelia Frances is an actress. She was most active from 1970 to present. Cornelia was given the name Cornelia Frances Zulver on April 7th, 1941 in Liverpool, UK.

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    Myra Frances

    Myra Frances is an actor and actress. Myra was born on March 10th, 1943.

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    Dovi Frances

    Dovi Frances is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and president of sg, llc., entrepreneurship, president, and andpresidentof sg. Dovi was born on November 20th, 1978 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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    Vera Frances

    Vera Frances is an actor and actress. Vera was born Vera Frances on September 29th, 1930 in Dagenham.

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    What does the name Frances mean?

    Fis for future, always looking ahead.

    Ris for respect, earned through your actions

    Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

    Nis for narrator, tell many stories

    Cis for captive, your web of charm.

    Eis for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

    Sis for self respect, a solid score here.

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