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

The name Francine is a girl's name of French origin meaning "from France or free man". Francine and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Freedom and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory---Girls".

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With the advent of Pope Francis, all forms of this ancient and saintly name came 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. But its choice for their daughter by modern glamour couple Casey Neistat and Candice Pool, respectively a video star and a jewelry designer, has made Francine chic again.

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 Amaral, Brazilian Model
Francine Hurd Barker, American singer
Francine Berge, French actress
Francine Boucher, American singer
Francine Dee Blau, American economist
Francine Descartes, daughter of renowned French philosopher René Descartes'
Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher, American actress, Director and Philanthropist
Francine Fournier, American pro wrestler
Francine Everette, American singer and actress
Francine du Plessix Gray, French writer
Francine James, Jamaican Super Model
Francine Lacqua, English TV personality
Francine Lalonde, Canadian politician
Francine Lewis, English actress and comedian
Francine Locke, American actress
Francine Maisler, American director
Francine Mussey, French actress
Francine Prieto, Filipina actress
Francine Parks, American model
Francine Rubin Pascal, American novelist
Francine Pelletier, Canadian novelist
Francine Prose, American novelist
Francine Racette, French-Canadian actress
Francine Reed, American singer
Francine Farkas Sears, American designer
Francine Shapiro, American psychologist
Francine Slobodnik, professional female body builder and visual artist
Francine Stock, English novelist
Francine Tacker, American actress
Francine Turk, contemporary Fine Artist
Francine Villeneuve, Canadian jockey
Francine Jordi Wien, Swiss singer
Francine York, American actress and model
Francine Weisweiller, French socialite and patron of Yves Saint Laurent and Jean Cocteau
Francine Zaslow, American photographer
Francine Sandra Rivers, American novelist
Francine Valli, daughter of singer Frankie Valli
Francine Neistat, daughter of youtuber and film maker Casey Neistat

Pop Culture References for the name Francine

"Francine" song by ZZ Top
"Francine" indie rock band from Finland/Boston
Francine, character in film "Paris, je t' aime"
Francine "Francie" Calfo, character on TV's "Alias"
Francine Evans, character in film "New York, New York"
Francine Glatt, character in "In the Mood"
Francine Hanson, character on TV's "Mad Men"
Francine Jones, character on TV's "Doctor Who"
Francine Osborne, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Francine "Fran" Sheffield, character on TV's "The Nanny," played by Francine "Fran" Drescher
Francine Smith, character on TV's "American Dad"
Francine "Francie" Jarvis, character on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
Francine West, character on TV's "The Flash"
Francine Carruthers, character on Electric Company

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