François - Meaning of François

What does François mean?

[ 2 syll. fra-nço-is ] The baby boy name François is pronounced as FRae-NSWAA- †. François is of Italian and Old French origin, and it is used mainly in French. Old French origin: It is derived literally from the word françois which is of the meaning 'French'. The use of the French word as a name was inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226). The patriotic associations of the name also made it popular, as well as the fact that it was borne by two kings of France, François I (1494-1547) and François II (1544-1560).

François is a French form of the English Francis.

Forms of François include the names Frans and French.

See also the related forms, the French Françoise and the French Jean-François.

See also the related categories, kings, word (element), italian, and french.

François is not widely used as a baby name for boys. It is not in the top 1000 names. Among the group of boy names directly related to François, Francis was the most popular in 2018.

Baby names that sound like François include Francois, Farhang, Ferenc, Ferench, Ferenk, Ffransis, Firenze, Frana, Frances, Francesc, Francie, Francis, Francisque, Franciszk, Franco, Francys, Franek, Frankea, Frankee, and Frankey.

† English pronunciation for François: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"

Details of famous persons named François:
Poet François Villon, born 1431 - 1463.
Politician François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, born 14 April 1907 - 22 April 1971, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
President of France François Mitterrand, born 26 October 1916 - 8 January 1996, Jarnac, Charente, France.

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