- A country in Western Europe which borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain, is a member state of the European Union, and has a population of 62 million inhabitants. Official name: French Republic (République française).
- A French surname.
- Anatole France, a French poet, journalist, and novelist
From French France, Old French France, Latin Francia, from Francī, the name of a Germanic tribe. Etymology of Francī itself is uncertain, but of Proto-Germanic origin, possibly related to Sanskrit firang (“foreign”). Compare Frank.