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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.


  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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    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. Al Pacino:

    It just seemed so outrageous. Here I am, talking to somebody who I think is flipped out. I said, what train am I on ? OK. Humor the guy. And he wanted me to do Michael Corleone. I thought, OK, I ’ll go along with this. I said, yes, Francis, good. You know how they talk to you when you’re slipping ? They say, ‘ Yes ! Of course ! Yes ! ’ But he was n’t. It was the truth. And then I was given the part.

  2. Anthony Leiserowitz:

    Pope Francis has become the most admired man in America and when he speaks, he speaks with a loud megaphone, one that reaches all people, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, climate change is not just a political issue, it’s a moral and religious issue and he will ask people, ‘What does my religious faith have to tell me and guide me about climate change?’ And it turns out that he’s speaking to a very willing audience within the Catholic community.

  3. Franco Rabuffi:

    I was speechless, but Pope Francis came to my rescue, saying that what had happened was funny.

  4. The CDC and the FDA:

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's Chris Cuomo after the meeting.The virtual meeting Monday evening lasted for an hour as Pfizer presented data. Top health officials were present, including Anthony Fauci, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Francis Collins, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock, Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Rachel Levine and Chief Science Officer of the Biden administration's Covid-19 response team Dr. David Kessler.Read More.

  5. Francis Collins:

    Speaking for Francis Collins, I think I underestimated the level of public resistance, i didn't expect it to be that widespread.

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