Frances f

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Female Female Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Frances m for the male version.

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

English younger form of Francis [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Related Names

See Francis

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Frances
Genitive: Frances'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Frances
Genitive: Franceksen / Francesin
Partitive: Francesta / Francesia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Frances
Genitive: Frances'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Frances
Genitive: Frances' / Frances

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 128 people were named Frances f (percentage of first or only given name: 40 %) [6]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[7]
232 743 230 734 2 9
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
217
n.a.
212
n.a.
5
Denmark Denmark[9]
58
n.a.
57
n.a.
1
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[10]
4 14
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[11]
0 5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[12]
n.a.
n.a.
73
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Frances.


References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  4. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  7. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  11. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  12. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no