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What does Franny mean?

Franny Pronunciation of Franny [fran-ny] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Franny is "French". Franny is an alternate spelling of Fran (Latin): short variant of Frances.


Franny has 7 variants: Frani, Frania, Franie, Frannee, Franni, Frannie and Fronia.

23 more related forms via Fran, Frances: Fan, Fancey, Fancy, Fania, Fanney, Fannie, Fanny, Fanya, France, Francee, Francene, Francey, Franci, Francia, Francie, Francine, Francyne, Frank, Franka, Franki, Frankie, Franky and Franzi.

Creative forms:
(female) Farny, Franty, ..

(male) Franna, Franne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Franny Eliza (F.E.), ..

How popular is Franny?

Franny is a rare given name for women. Franny is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Franny (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Fan, Fannie, Fanny, Fran, France, Francene, Frances (#514 in recent rankings), Francie, Francine, Frank, Frankie (#992) and Fronia. Other forms, like Francia, are uncommon. These relations of Franny were popular with parents 95 years ago (median #1207) and have become much less common since, with forms like Fannie becoming less trendy. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Francene, Frances, Francie, Francine, Frank in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Anny, Benny, Binny, Blinny, Bonny, Brandy, Brann, Bretny (see Brittany), Briny, Briony, Britanny, Britny, Bronny, Bryony, Bunny, Cinny, Conny, Dabny (see Dabney), Dagny, Danny, Dany, Denny, Dinny, Donny, Ebonny, Evanny, Faina, Fannee, Fanni, Fannia, Faun, Fauna, Faune, Fawn, Fawna, Fawne, Fawnya, Fay, Fayanna, Fernly, Filanna, Fionna, Flana, Flanna, Flannery, Fortney, Fortny (see Fortney), Franca, Francena, Francina, Fraya, Frayda, Frayde, Genny, Gwenny, Hanny, Hany, Janny, Jany, Jenny, Jinny, Konny, Lanny, Minny, Nanny, Penny, Rainy, Ronny, Sanny, Sinny, Suanny, Sunny, Swanny, Tawny and Winny. These names tend to be more commonly used than Franny.

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