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  1. Francisnoun

    A male given name from Latin

    Saint Francis be my speed! how oft tonight / Have my old feet stumbled at graves!

  2. Francisnoun

    A female given name from Latin, Alternative spelling of Frances.

  3. Francisnoun

    A patronymic surname.

  4. Francisnoun

    A ghost town in Nebraska.

  5. Francisnoun

    A town in Saskatchewan, Canada.

  6. Francisnoun

    A town in Utah.

  7. Etymology: From Latin Franciscus ("French(man)") (from Francia ("France"), originally a nickname of St. Francis of Assisi.



    FRANCIS is an academic bibliographic database maintained by INIST. FRANCIS covers the core academic literature in the humanities and social sciences with special emphasis on European literature. INIST-CNRS is now providing free access to the FRANCIS database, along with PASCAL database content, on their website.


  1. Francis

    Francis is a 1950 black-and-white comedy film that launched the Francis the Talking Mule series. It stars Donald O'Connor as an American soldier who gets into trouble when he insists an Army mule named Francis can speak. The distinctive voice of Francis was provided by Chill Wills. It was directed by Arthur Lubin.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Francis is ranked #413 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Francis surname appeared 78,327 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 27 would have the surname Francis.

    59.4% or 46,589 total occurrences were White.
    30.3% or 23,733 total occurrences were Black.
    3.7% or 2,961 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 1,856 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 1,621 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2% or 1,567 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Francis' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3728

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Francis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Francis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Francis in a Sentence

  1. Saint Francis Xavier:

    It is impossible to find a saint who did not take the “two P’s” seriously: prayer and penance. –St. Francis Xavier, Priest

  2. Magdalene Mwikali:

    When Pope Francis weaved through the slum's narrow streets in Pope Francis popemobile, adoring crowds reached out to touch Pope Francis hand as Pope Francis waved from behind a clear protective covering. Women ululated as children crooned Swahili welcome songs. ' I'm so happy, we are so blessed, he's left all those rich neighborhoods to come here.

  3. Oscar Wilde, , in a letter to his friend, Frances Forbes-Robertson, who had invited him to her wedding in London, but Wilde was:

    Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success.

  4. Kim Davis:

    I was humbled to meet Pope Francis. Of all people, why me? pope Francis was kind, genuinely caring, and very personable. He even asked me to pray for him. Pope Francis thanked me for my courage and told me to 'stay strong.'.

  5. Gabrielle Francis:

    To help rockers drink more responsibly at a party, Gabrielle Francis suggests drinking organic wine to avoid extra toxins from pesticides and to stick with high-shelf clear alcohols like vodka, tequila and gin that are usually lower in sugar and gluten-free. If you want to drink less but still keep the buzz, Gabrielle Francis recommends clients try Gabrielle Francis grapefruit cocktail trick. If you mix the alcohol with the grapefruit juice, the grapefruit juice actually keeps things in the blood stream longer and slows the processing, so you can drink one drink and you get the same alcohol affect as you would if you were drinking two.

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