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Of Latin origin.

A French name.

Feminine form of the name François.

From the Latin name Franciscus, meaning “from Francia”, “the Frank”, “Frenchman”.

Alternative forms of the name are Frances, Francesca, Francine, Fanny, Franny, Paquita, etc.

Masculine forms of the name are François, Francis, Frans, Franco, Pancho, etc.

Famous bearers are Françoise Sagan, Françoise Hardy, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Françoise Dorléac, Françoise Adnet, Françoise Bertin, Françoise Giroud, Françoise Lebrun, Françoise Forton.