Francis

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

English form of Franciscus [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

See Franciscus

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Francis
Genitive: Francis'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Francis
Genitive: Franciksen / Francisin
Partitive: Francista / Francisia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Francis
Accusative: Francis
Dative: Francis
Genitive: Francis
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Francis
Genitive: Francis'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Francis
Genitive: Francis' / Francis

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 15 September 2005 [4]

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Francis Bull (4 October 1887 – 4 July 1974), Norwegian literary historian

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
35 146 341 1005
Norway Norway[7]
13 n.a. 207 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[8]
11 n.a. 170 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[9]
0 0 14 45
Finland Finland[10]
n.a. 8 n.a. 588
  #: 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 Francis.

Sources: [6] [8] [7] [10]

References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  5. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi