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Baby Name Trends for 2014

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2014 baby name, Pope Francis

Francis and Frances


Learn about the name Francis.

Learn about the name Frances.

Since becoming the head of the Catholic Church in March 2013, Pope Francis I has been emphasizing help for the poor and making headlines worldwide. Time magazine named him Person of the Year in 2013. The names Francis (for a boy) and Frances (for a girl), as well as any related names — such as Francesco, Francesca, Frank, and Frankie — will undoubtedly see a spike.

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