Francine is a female given name. The name is of French origin. The name Francine was most popular in France itself during the 1940s (Besnard & Desplanques 2003), and was well used in the United States during the 1940s and 1950s (Evans 2006). Short forms are Frannie, Frans and Fran.

(Also another form Francini)



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  • "Francine" (song), a 1971 ssong by American rock band ZZ Top from their album Rio Grande Mud


  • Besnard, P. & Desplanques, G. La cote des prénoms en 2004. Paris: Balland. ISBN 2-7158-1461-5
  • Evans, C. K. (2006). The great big book of baby names. Lincolnwood, Illinois: Publications International Limited. ISBN 1-4127-1300-5.