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What does Fran mean?

Fran Pronunciation of 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.

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.

1 masculine form: Francis.

Creative forms:
(female) Faran, Foran, ..

(male) Frer, Fron, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fran Lillie (F.L.), ..

How 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. Demographics)

Fran was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #736 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fran name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Fran listed in the Top 2000 are Frances (#514 last year), Frankie (#992), Frank, Fronia, Francie, Fan, France and Fanny. Other forms, like Franci, are uncommon. These forms of Fran were popular as birth names a century ago (average #1288) and have become much less popular since, with forms like Frances becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fran, Fan, Fanny, France, Frances in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Francie, Frank, Frankie, Fronia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adan, Aeran, Arlan, Dian, Doran, Dwan, Dyan, Elan, Eman, Evan, Fae, Fara, Farah, Faren, Farin, Farran, Faryn, Faun, Fawn, Fay, Fern, Ferran, Flana, Franca, Fraya, Fred, Iman, Jan, Jean, Joan, Karan, Lean, Miran, Nan, Niran, Rian, Ryan, San, Saran, Sean, Shan, Sian, Taran and Van. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fran.

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