Francis Claar in the US

  1. #5,922,437 Francis Christmas
  2. #5,922,438 Francis Christy
  3. #5,922,439 Francis Ciampi
  4. #5,922,440 Francis Cintron
  5. #5,922,441 Francis Claar
  6. #5,922,442 Francis Claeys
  7. #5,922,443 Francis Clapper
  8. #5,922,444 Francis Cleereman
  9. #5,922,445 Francis Clune
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Meaning & Origins

English equivalent of Italian Francesco, originally a vocabulary word meaning ‘French’ or ‘Frenchman’ (Late Latin Franciscus; compare Frank). This was a nickname given to St Francis of Assisi (1181–1226) because of his wealthy father's business connections with France. His baptismal name was Giovanni. He had a pleasant, ordinary life as a child and young man, but after two serious illnesses, a period of military service, and a year as a prisoner of war in Perugia, he turned from the world and devoted himself to caring for the poor and sick. He was joined by groups of disciples, calling themselves ‘minor friars’ (friari minores). The main features of the Franciscan rule are humility, poverty, and love for all living creatures. The given name occurs occasionally in England as early as 1300, and more frequently from the early 16th century, when there was a surge of admiration for, and imitation of, Italian Renaissance culture.
288th in the U.S.
Altered spelling of Dutch or German Klaar. The first, according to Debrabandere, is from the female personal name Clara. The German surname is a topographic name from a minor place near Braunschweig, or a nickname from Middle High German, Middle Low German klar, ‘pure’, ‘pretty’, ‘sensible’.
13,975th in the U.S.

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