Why is France named France?
France was founded by the Franks. The name France comes from the Latin word “Francia” which means the land of the Franks.
However, before that France was called Gaul and people from that country were called Gaulois. Of course, the name Gaul has totally disappeared except when referring to historical facts during the time France was called Gaul. France was called Gaul under the Roman Empire until the early Middle Ages.