• (British, America) IPA: /ˈfɹænsɪs/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfɹɑːnsɪs/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name
    • ~1591 William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet: Act V, Scene III:
      Saint Francis be my speed! how oft tonight / Have my old feet stumbled at graves!
    • 1820 Leigh Hunt, Names, The Indicator, No. XVIII, February 9th, 1820:
      Francis is one of the pleasantest names in use. It has a fine open air with it, - a sound correspondent to its sense.
    • 2006 Kate Atkinson, One Good Turn, Black Swan(2007), ISBN 9780552772440, page 454:
      Francis had never been 'Frank' or 'Fran', he had always been called by his full name. It had lent him a certain dignity that he had possibly never earned.
  2. (rare) A female given name, Alternative spelling of Frances.
  3. Surname
  4. A ghost town in Nebraska.
  5. A town in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  6. A town in Utah.
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