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Gender: F Meaning of Francine: "from France or free man" Origin of Francine: French diminutive pet form of Francoise

With the new Pope Francis, all forms of this ancient and saintly name are up for a fresh look. Along with most other -een and -ine (when pronounced like -een) names for girls, Francine has a dated midcentury Mad Men feel. While we prefer the sedate and classic Frances or the exotic Francesca, some parents are finding new appreciation for fancy Francine.

Francine was most popular in her native habitat in the 1940's, while in the U.S. she hit her peak in 1950 at Number 224. A contemporary bearer is writer Francine Prose and comic actress Fran Drescher was born Francine. There are also Francines in two animated TV series: Arthur and American Dad.

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Famous People Named Francine

Francine Drescher, American actress
Francine Racette, French-Canadian actress, wife of actor Donald Sutherland
Francine Rivers, American novelist
Francine Lewis, English actress/comedienne
Francine Reed, American singer
Francine Parks, American actress, model and Playboy centerfold
Francine Locke, American actress
Francine Everette, African American singer and actress
Francine Tacker, American actress
Francine Pascal, American novelist
Francine Jordi Wien, Swiss pop singer
Francine Hurd Barker, "Peaches" in the American vocal duo "Peaches & Herb"
Francine Gottfried, dubbed "Wall Street's Sweater Girl" as her curvaceous figure was the sole reason that crowds formed spontaneously around her as she walked to work in New York's Financial District
Francine du Plessix Gray, French writer and literary critic
Francine Boucher, lead vocalist in American gothic metal band Echoes of Eternity
Francine Pelletier, Canadian science fiction author, winner of the Prix Aurora Award
Francine Zaslow, American still-life photographer
Francine Shapiro, American psychologist, discovered EMDR, therapy used to heal traumatic stress
Francine Farkas Sears, American designer
Francine York, American actress and Model
Francine Maisler, American casting director
Francine Berge', French film and stage actress
Francine Lalonde, Canadian Quebec provincial politician
Francine Prose, American novelist
Francine Stock, English radio and TV presenter and novelist
Francine Lacqua, award-winning, London-based anchor, host of "On the Move with Francine Lacqua,"
Francine Villeneuve, Canadian thoroughbred jockey and racing pioneer
Francine Prieto, Filipino-Norwegian beauty queen & fashion model
Francine Amaral, Brazilian Model

Pop Culture References for the Name Francine

"Francine," a ZZ Top song
Francine "Fran" Fine Sheffield, main character on TV's The Nanny
Francine Hanson, character on TV's Mad Men
Francine Jones, character on TV's "Doctor Who"
Francine Osborne, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Francine Evans, character in 1977 film "New York, New York", played by Liza Minelli
Francine Smith, sexy wife on TV's "American Dad"
Francine Glatt, character in the movie "In the Mood"
Francine, character in movie "Paris, je t' aime" (Paris I Love You) played by Natalie Portman
Francine "Francie" Calfo, character on TV's "Alias" played by Merrin Dungey

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