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Fran (boy)

What does Fran mean?

Fran Pronunciation of Fran [fran] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Fran) is a Latin name, and the meaning of the name Fran is "frenchman". Fran is an alternate spelling of Francis (Latin).


Fran has 1 variant: Frann.

18 more different relations via Francis: Ferenc, Feri, Franche, Franco, Franio, Frank, Frankie, Franko, Frannie, Frans, Frants, Frantz, Franz, Franzel, Franzen, Franzi, Franzin and Frasco.

1 feminine form: Franisbel.

Creative forms:
(male) Faan, Fean, ..

(female) Frane, Fria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fran Barry (F.B.), ..

How popular is Fran?

Fran is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#68360 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Fran (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000 are Frank (#355 a year ago), Francis (#482), Franco (#878), Frankie (#992), Franz and Frantz. Other variants, like Feri, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Fran was widespread among parents in the 1880s (median #1260) and has become much lower since (#1117, 96.6%). Frank is the firm favorite, although Franco seems to be getting popular too, while versions like Francis have become less contemporary. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Francis, Franco, Frank, Frankie, Frantz, Franz in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Fran is alike in pronunciation to Fraine, Frayn, Frayne, Frean, Freen, Frewen, Frewin and Freyne. Other recommended names are Adan, Aman, Aran, Arian, Arman, Arnan, Arran, Ban, Bran, Brian, Bryan, Ean, Eban, Edan, Egan, Eian, Elan, Eran, Erman, Ernan, Etan, Evan, Ewan, Fagan, Fain, Fane, Farand, Farin, Faron, Farran, Fay, Felan, Ferran, Finan, Finn, Flann, Flin, Franc, Franky, Freman, Frey, Fry, Furman, Garan, Gyan, Ian, Idan, Ifan, Iman, Jan, Jean, Kian, Kyran, Loran, Man, Odran, Oran, Ryan, Shan, Stan, Tan, Taran, Teran, Toran, Twan, Van and Xan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fran.

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