Francis Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Francis:
From Franceis, and Old French form of the Italian Francesco, which is from the Middle Latin Franciscus (a Frenchman). Franciscus is derived from Francus (a Frank, a freeman), which has its root in the Old French franc (free).
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King Francis II of France
Saint Francis of Assisi, patron of nature and animals
Saint Francis Xavier, Jesuit saint
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, singer
Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Francis Ford Coppola, movie director
Francis Bacon, British expressionist painter
Francis Bacon, 16th-17th century British philosopher
Sir Francis Drake, 16th century British explorer
F. (Francis) Scott Fitzgerald, classic American writer
Francis Jonathan Beesley (b. 2009), son of Scottish actress and narrator Ashley Jensen
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Francis, the oldest brother in the American TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"
Francis Abernathy from "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt.
Francis Bonnefoy , Personification of France (Hetalia Axis Powers)