Meaning of the name Francis. Listen and learn how to pronounce Francis so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.
MEANING: The Irish form of Francis, a name originating from the figure of St. Francis of Assisi. The name means “”little French man”” and was popularised in Ireland by the Franciscans whose founder was St. Francis of Assisi. The Celts would have been responsive to the stories of St. Francis’s attitude to birds and animals.