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About Frances

The origin of Frances is Latin. This eMedTV segment explains other information related to the name Frances, including its meaning and other forms. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (July 15, 1850 – December 22, 1917) known during her life as Mother Cabrini, was the first American citizen to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.

Frances is also a boy name. Click here for information on the boy name Frances.

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Meanings and Variations

Frances is from Latin meaning Free, from France.
Some forms of Frances are: Francis
Frances is associated with these categories: Saint, and Old Fashioned
Famous Children Named Frances
Given name: Frances Clementine
Father: Ethan Suplee, Actor
Mother: Brandy Lewis
Given name: Frances Bean
Father: Kurt Cobain, Musician
Mother: Courtney Love, Musician
Given name: Frances Pen
Father: David Benioff, Screenwriter
Mother: Amanda Peet, Actress

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