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What does Franziska mean?

Franziska Pronunciation of Franziska [franziska] as a girls' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of the name Franziska is "French". Franziska is an alternate spelling of Frances (Latin): feminine of Francis.


Franziska has 3 variants: Francesca, Francisca and Franciska.

5 more alternative forms via Frances: Francia, Frania, Franka, Franzetta and Franzi.

Creative forms:
(female) Frankziska, Frayziska, ..

(male) Franri, Franris, ..

Middle name pairings:
Franziska Ariyanna (F.A.), ..

How popular is Franziska?

Franziska is a rare given name for females. Franziska is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Franziska (not ranked) are Frances (#514 last year), Francesca (#428) and Francisca. Other variants, like Frania, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Franziska was well-received among parents during the years 1920-1929 (average #855) and has become much reduced since (#980, 96%), with forms such as Frances becoming less stylish. Francesca is the most trendy birth name in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Franziska is alike in pronunciation to Franceska. Other recommended names are Aranka, Arunika, Branka, Danika, Dannika, Falisha, Fanechka, Fania, Fannia, Faricka (see Farica), Fazila, Franca, Francena, Francess, Francetta, Franchesa, Franchesca, Franci, Francie, Francille, Francina, Francine, Francoise, Frani, Franie, Franisbel, Frank, Franki, Frankie, Franky, Franni, Frannie, Fredrika, Frerika, Fronia, Hansika, Janika, Lanika, Manika, Mariska, Shaneika, Shanika and Tanika. These names tend to be more frequently used than Franziska.

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