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pinWhat does Fran mean?

Fran /fran/ 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.


Fran has 5 variants: Frani, Frannee, Franni, Frannie and Franny.

Related girl name: Franisbel.

Fran has 20 more relations via Frances: Fan, Fancy, Fania, Fanny, Fanya, France, Francee, Francey, Franci, Francia, Francie, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franka, Franki, Frankie, Franky, Franzi and Fronia.

Fran has 1 masculine form: Francis.

Kreatif forms: Franna, Franne. [more]

pinHow popular is Fran?

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. in the 1950s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fran name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fran outside U.S.

Popular varying forms of Fran listed in the Top 1000 are Frances (#602 last year), Fronia, Frankie, Frank and Fanny. Other forms, like France, are uncommon. These forms of Fran were popular as birth names during 1880-1889 (average #478) and have become much less popular since (#933, 87.28%), with the forms Fran, Fanny, Frank, Frankie and Frances becoming somewhat outmoded. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Fran and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fran, Fanny, Frances, Frank, Frankie, Fronia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fanny outside U.S.

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Recommended similar baby names are Faren, Farin, Farran, Faryn, Fern and Ferran. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fran.