|Synonyms||Frank, Franz, Francisco, Francesco, François, Franco, Frans, Franklin, Frankie, Franky, Fritz|
|Diminutive||Fran, Frank, Frankie, Franny|
The name Francis has Latin roots, comes from Franciscus, meaning “Frank”, “Frenchman”. The original name of Saint Francis of Assisi was Francesco (he is Italian by origin). This name first appeared in the 12th century. It was given to a boy who was born in the family of an Italian merchant who became rich in trade with France.
The name Francis is also interpreted as “free man”. In European countries, the analogues of the name Francis will be the names – Frank, Franz, Francisco, Francesco, François, Franco, Frans, Franklin, Frankie, Franky, Fritz. The paired female name is Frances.
The owner of the name Francis is a rather contradictory person. His behavior can be very different. Sometimes it behaves like an egoist, showing its independence and activity, then it manifests itself as a very dependent and sensitive man. It is quite difficult to understand in what state Franz will be in the next moment. Expecting him to be resolute, you can run into vulnerability and doubt.
Francis will be able to prove himself, especially if he internally strives for high ideals. He does not show his shortcomings, carefully masks them. Benevolence towards other people allows him to make a lot of friends, and intuition and imagination help strengthen relationships, orient him towards cooperation and partnership. This is a sociable young man, sympathetic, appreciates friendship, but hardly tolerates resentment, jealousy or anger. The slightest failure can throw him off balance.
Francis really wants to be a leader, to dominate, to be in demand. Therefore, he is especially strongly attached to the external manifestations of prestige and authority. He will emphasize his nobility, pay attention to his own ideals, impose his ideas and tastes, strive to be admired.
Professionally, he will be attracted, first of all, to free professions, those where he is his own boss, and the hierarchy creates problems for him. He can show the independence of his position in art (actor, artist, writer, jeweler), or organize his own business, while the sphere can be completely different - pedagogy, counseling, psychology, medicine.
Famous people named Francis
- Francis Ngannou (born in 1986) – a French-Cameroonian mixed martial artist who competes under the auspices of the UFC in the heavyweight category. The current UFC champion.
- Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626) – an English philosopher, historian, politician, founder of empiricism and English materialism. Bacon was a proponent of a strictly grounded, evidence-based scientific approach. He considered deduction as one of the methods of scientific research.
- Francis Bacon (1909 - 1992) – an English expressionist painter, master of figurative painting. The main theme of his works is the distorted, elongated and enclosed in geometric shapes human body.
- Sir Francis Drake (1540 - 1596) – an English captain, privateer, naval officer and explorer. Drake is best known for his circumnavigation of the world in one expedition from 1577 to 1580. Drake's exploits made him a hero to the British, but his privateering led to the Spaniards branding him a pirate, known to them as “El Draque”.
- Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) – an American writer, the largest representative of the so-called “lost generation” in literature. His greatest fame came from the novel “The Great Gatsby” (1925), as well as a number of novels and short stories about the American “jazz era” of the 1920s.
- Francis Picabia (1879 - 1953, the real name is Francisco Maria Martinez Picabia della Torre) – a French avant-garde artist, graphic artist and publicist, theater director, screenwriter, actor, diplomat. He became known as an eccentric artist who does not obey any political or stylistic dogmas.
- Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924) – a German-speaking Bohemian writer, recognized in the world as one of the key figures of the literature of the XX century. Most of his works were published posthumously. The most famous works: “Metamorphosis”, “The Trial” and “The Castle”.
- Franz Ferdinand (1863 - 1914, the real name is Archduke Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria of Austria) – the Archduke of Austria. The murder of Franz Ferdinand was the formal reason for the outbreak of the First World War.
- Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) – an Austrian composer. His works are samples of music from the Romantic period. He created 602 vocal compositions, nine symphonies, as well as a large number of chamber and solo piano works.
- Franz Beckenbauer (born in 1945) – a German football player and coach. His name is often mentioned as the inventor of the role of football libero (free defender) and is considered the best central defender of the XX century.
- Franz von Stuck (1863 - 1928) – a German painter and sculptor.
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