Frances \f-ran-ces, fr(a)-nces\ as a girl's name is pronounced FRAN-siss. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Frances is "from France". Feminine spelling of Francis. Franziska is the German form. Actresses Fanny Brice, Frances McDormand, Franka Potente.
Frances has 46 variant forms: Fan, Fancey, Fanchette, Fancie, Fancy, Fanechka, Fania, Fanney, Fannie, Fanny, Fanya, Fran, France, Francee, Franceline, Francene, Francesca, Francess, Francetta, Francette, Francey, Franchesca, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francine, Francisca, Franciska, Francoise, Francyne, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Frankie, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Franny, Fransabelle, Fransabella, Franzetta, Franzi, Franziska and Fronia.
For more information, see also the related name Paquita.