F names, Female, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Françoise is a French female name, the feminine form of François which is the French form of Franciscus, a Late Latin name meaning “Frenchman” which is derived from the name of a Germanic tribe known as the Franks, either meaning “free” or “free man”, though it may also be derived from Proto-Germanic *frankô meaning “spear, javelin.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Francine (French, English)
  • Francesca (Italian, Catalan)
  • Francisca (Late Roman, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Francette (French diminutive of Françoise)
  • Frances (English)
  • Francis (English)
  • Frantziska (Basque)
  • Frañseza (Breton)
  • Franca (Italian contracted form of Francesca)
  • Franka (Croatian)
  • Františka (Czech)
  • France (French)
  • Franziska (German)
  • Franciska (Hungarian)
  • Franciszka (Polish)
  • Frantzisca (Sardinian)
  • Frangag (Scottish Gaelic)
  • Frančiška (Slovene)


Male forms:

  • François (French)
  • Francis (English)
  • Frances (English)
  • Francisque (French)
  • Frantzisko (Basque)
  • Frañsez (Breton)
  • Francesc (Catalan)
  • Francescu (Corsican)
  • Frane (Croatian)
  • Franjo (Croatian, Serbian)
  • Frano (Croatian)
  • František (Czech)
  • Frans (Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish)
  • Franciscus (Late Roman, Dutch)
  • Franz (German)
  • Ferenc (Hungarian)
  • Proinsias (Irish)
  • Francesco (Italian)
  • Franco (Italian contracted form of Francesco)
  • Frens (Limburgish)
  • Pranciškus (Lithuanian)
  • Franciszek (Polish)
  • Francisco (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Frantziscu (Sardinian)
  • Frang (Scottish Gaelic)
  • France (Slovene, French)
  • Frančišek (Slovene)
  • Ffransis (Welsh)



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