[ 2 syll. fran-cis, fr-anc-is ] The baby girl name Francis is also used as a boy name, and more commonly so. It is pronounced FRAENSihS †. Francis' origin is Italian, and its use, English. Francis is a form of the English Frances.
See also the related form, the English Jancis.
Francis is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1919, 0.057% of baby girls were named Francis. It had a ranking of #247 then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very light scale now. Within the family of girl names directly related to Francis, Frances was the most popular in 2018. Francis has in the last century been mainly given to boys. There were 5 times more boys than girls who were named Francis in 1987.
Baby names that sound like Francis include Farnaz, Fereng, Ferna, Firenze, Franca, Francah, Francee, Frances, Franceska, Francess, Francey, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francique, Francise, Francka, Francoise, Francy, and Francys.
† Pronunciation for Francis: 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)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)"