The Baby Name Finder estimates the girl's name (not to be confused with the male version, Francis) is ranked 796 in name usage here in the states. Its highest ever rank, according to Baby Name Wizard, was number 9, in the 1910s, remaining popular up through the 1950s.
Of unknown origin, with no discernible meaning, Frances has nevertheless remained in the top 1,000 names in the Social Security Administration's rankings over the past decade.
Some of my favorite variations include Francine and Francesca, and I have an Aunt Fran.
Do you know any little girls name Frances? What do they call her?