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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Francis
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Francis in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Francis:
Records indicate that 281,890 boys in the United States have been named Francis since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 6,354 people in the U.S. were given the name Francis. Those people are now 102 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Francis
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2 Positive Comments
"I like this name, it sounds like a very noble name and has been the name of several European monarchs. It sounds more dignified (to me) and less "rough" than Frank. But of course, it sounds very much like the girls' name "Frances."" Jun. 7, 2009:
"I didn't really start using this name until after I graduated from high school. I only use it for my byline and use my middle name. I still have people calling me by my middle name instead since that's what my grandmother called me. I hate for people to call me "Frank" or "Fran". But, sometimes I introduce myself to women as Francisco (Spanish) or Francois (French). I have met others with the same name. It's prnounced as Fran sis." May. 7, 2008:
2 Neutral Comments
"I also know a Francis that does not like to be called Frank.
I am a Frank that does not like to be called Francis!
People sometimes think the two are one but they are not!
😉" Nov. 27, 2020:
"My Boyfriend's name is Francis, I think it is a perfectly fine name for a man but he has always been self conscious of it since it can also be a girls name." Nov. 19, 2006:
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