Francis m

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Male Male Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Francis f for the female version.

Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

English short form of Franciscus [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

Frances
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Icelandic Swedish
Francis
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Franses
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Old Swedish Swedish
Fransis
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Norwegian Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Francisarson Iceland
Francisson Iceland

Female

Francisardóttir Iceland
Francisdóttir Iceland

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 / Francisar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Francis
Genitive: Francis'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Francis
Genitive: Francis' / Francis

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

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

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 62 people were named Francis m (percentage of first or only given name: 32 %) [7]

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[8]
502 1479 41 172 461 1307
Finland Finland[9]
n.a.
727
n.a.
20
n.a.
707
Denmark Denmark[10]
180
n.a.
11
n.a.
169
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[11]
16 49
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
3 5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[13]
n.a.
n.a.
15
n.a.
231
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 Francis.


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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, census of 2011, http://www.stat.gl/
  6. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  8. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  10. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  13. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no