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FELIX   m   English, German, Romanian, Ancient Roman, Biblical

Pronounced: FEE-liks
        From the Late Latin name Franciscus which meant "Frenchman". Saint Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan order of friars, was the son of a wealthy merchant who renounced his father's wealth and devoted his life to the poor. Later in his life Francis apparently received the stigmata. Another saint of this name was Saint Francis Xavier, a missionary to eastern Asia. Two other famous bearers were philosopher and scientist Francis Bacon, and explorer and admiral Sir Francis Drake. This name is occasionally used for girls.
Variants: - Felice m -Italian / Felicia f -Ancient Roman, English, Italian, Hungarian / Félicie f -French /Félix m -French / Feliu m -Catalan / Nicknames: Fe, Lucky

FLORENCE   f, m   English, French

Pronounced: FLOR-ents
        From the Late Latin name Franciscus which meant "Frenchman". Saint Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan order of friars, was the son of a wealthy merchant who renounced his father's wealth and devoted his life to the poor. Later in his life Francis apparently received the stigmata. Another saint of this name was Saint Francis Xavier, a missionary to eastern Asia. Two other famous bearers were philosopher and scientist Francis Bacon, and explorer and admiral Sir Francis Drake. This name is occasionally used for girls.
Variants: - Florentina-Italian, English, Ancient Roman / Masculine: Florentin-French / Florencio-Spanish, Portugese / Floris-Dutch / Nicknames: Flo, Floella, Flossie, Florrie

FRANCIS   m, f   English

Pronounced: FRAN-sis
        From the Late Latin name Franciscus which meant "Frenchman". Saint Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan order of friars, was the son of a wealthy merchant who renounced his father's wealth and devoted his life to the poor. Later in his life Francis apparently received the stigmata. Another saint of this name was Saint Francis Xavier, a missionary to eastern Asia. Two other famous bearers were philosopher and scientist Francis Bacon, and explorer and admiral Sir Francis Drake. This name is occasionally used for girls.

FRANCESCO   m   Italian

Pronounced: frawn-CHES-ko
        Italian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). Francesco Laurana was an Italian Renaissance sculptor.
Variants: FRANCO - Italian contracted form of Francesco
Pronounced: FRAWN-ko

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