Frances

OriginLatin
SynonymsFrancisca, Francoise, Francesca, Francine, Franziska
DiminutiveFanny, Fannie, Fran, Frankie, Frannie, Franny, Sissie, Sissy, Cissy

The name Frances has Latin roots, is a paired female name to the name Francis. It is the English form of the Late Latin name Franciscus, meaning “Frenchman”, “Frankish”, “French”. Also, the name is interpreted as “free”.

The distinction between Francis as a masculine name and Frances as a feminine name did not arise until the 17th century. In various European countries, the name of Frances will sound like Francis (also sounds like a male name). The name Frances has analogues in Europe: Francisca, Francoise, Francesca, Francine. The appeal of Fanny also became an independent name.

The owner of the name of Frances is a strong personality with humanism and altruism, she knows how to intuitively feel where her intervention and help may be needed. She strives to make the world a better place, to help those who are disadvantaged. She is capable of great inspiration and creativity, and the material world with realities often does not represent any interest for her.

Sometimes her inner need to be useful turns out to be unclaimed in reality, in which case Frances will transfer her to an emotional and religious level, because her lofty aspirations and ideals are sometimes poorly adapted to everyday reality.

As a child, Frances is a charming and very affectionate girl who wants to be loved, so she is very susceptible to any moods in the family. Any shock or disagreement among her parents confuses her, loses her understanding of reality, which can lead to isolation and loss in her inner world of dreams. Therefore, parents should pay special attention to the development of the girl's independence skills, starting from an early age.

Frances is often interested in various social projects, social sciences, religion and the spiritual world. When diving into these areas, the owner of this name has a chance to get so carried away with the subject that she can reach dogmatism and fanaticism.

In love affairs, the girl is transformed, she turns into a sentimental and romantic nature, which is so eager to idealize her lover that it puts him on a pedestal built by her imagination. And in the future, this can lead to disappointment, since reality may turn out to be completely different from what Frances saw it. This girl is certainly a very feminine nature, and if she decides to devote herself to her family, she will become a loving and attentive mother. But the desire to be necessary for all other people will not leave her.

The owner of the name of Frances can build a good career, especially if she chooses the social or artistic sphere. She can become a talented teacher, psychologist, sociologist, consultant, social worker, in the field of medicine - a pediatric nurse, midwife. Administrative work will also appeal to her, especially if it is associated with various global projects, and may lead her to success in the political field.

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