What does Fran mean?
Fran \f-ran\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Fran) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Fran is "French". Short form of Frances. Also used as an independent name. Comedienne Fran Drescher; writer Fran Lebowitz.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Franisbel.
Fran▼ has 42 more related variations via Frances: Fan, Fancey, Fanchette, Fancie, Fancy, Fanechka, Fania, Fanney, Fannie▼, Fanny▼, Fanya, France, Francee, Franceline, Francene, Francesca, Francess, Francetta, Francette, Francey, Franchesca, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francine▼, Francisca▼, Franciska, Francoise, Francyne, Frania, Franie, Frank▼, Franka, Franki, Frankie▼, Franky, Fransabella, Fransabelle, Franzetta, Franzi, Franziska and Fronia.
Fran has 1 masculine form: Francis.
Fran is a very prominent first name for women (#865 out of 4276, Top 20%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#68360 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Fran for girls. Fran was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #778 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular varying forms of Fran listed in the Top 1000 are Francesca (#426 last year), Frances (#602), Frank, Frankie, Francisca, Fronia, Francine, Fannie and Fanny. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4306%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.0972%, down 77.4%), with forms like Fran, Fannie, Fanny, Francine and Francisca becoming somewhat outmoded. Francesca (#426) is the most trendy baby name in this compilation, with this name going through a rebound in usage. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Fran and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)