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What does Franca mean?

Franca Pronunciation of Franca [fran-ca] as a girls' name. The meaning of the name Franca is "French". Franca is an alternate spelling of Francesca (Italian, Latin): Italian variation of Frances.


4 different relations via Francesca: Franceska, Franchesa, Francisca and Franciska.

Creative forms:
(female) Fernca, Franfa, ..

(male) Frango, ..

Middle name pairings:
Franca Emmalee (F.E.), ..

How popular is Franca?

Franca is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#36276 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Francesca (#428 from recent data) and Francisca are the prominent varying forms of Franca (not ranked). Other variants, like Franceska, are seldom used. These relations of Franca reached the height of their popularity in the year 1997 (median #956) and have remained as common to this day, but with the form Francisca becoming somewhat dated. Francesca is the most chic girl name in this list. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Francesca, Francisca in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Franca is pronounced similarly to Franka, Franki, Frankie and Franky. Other recommended names are Arancha, Aranka, Aranza, Bianca, Blanca, Brana, Branca, Branda, Branka, Byanca, Eraca, Fancy, Fania, Fanya, Flana, Flanna, Fran, France, Francee, Franceen, Francena, Francene, Frances, Francess, Francetta, Francey, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francina, Francine, Francyne, Frani, Frania, Franie, Frank, Franni, Franny, Franzi, Fraya, Frayda, Fronia, Grania, Granya, Laranca (see Laura), Orania, Urania, Uranya and Vianca. These names tend to be more frequently used than Franca.

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