Françoise - Meaning of Françoise
[ 2 syll. fra-nçoi-se ] The baby girl name Françoise is pronounced FRae-NSWAH-Z †. Françoise is of Italian origin and it is used mainly in French. Françoise is a variant form of the English Frances.
A variant form of the name is the English and French diminutive Francine.
See also the related form, the French François.
Françoise is not commonly used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Françoise, Frances was the most widely used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Françoise include Farnaz, Fereng, Ferna, Firenze, Franca, Francah, Francee, Frances, Franceska, Francess, Francey, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francique, Francis, Francise, Francka, Francoise, and Francy.
† English pronunciation for Françoise: 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)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"
Details of famous persons named Françoise:
Actress Anouk Aimée, born Françoise Sorya Dreyfus 27 April 1932, Paris, France.
Playwright Françoise Sagan, born Françoise Quoirez June 21, 1935 - September 24, 2004, Cajarc, France.