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What does Franche mean?

Franche Pronunciation of Franche [franche] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Franche is "frenchman". Franche is an alternate spelling of Francis (Latin).


22 alternative forms via Francis: Fran, Franchesco, Franchesko, Franchot, Franco, Francois, Franio, Frank, Frankie, Franko, Frann, Frannie, Frans, Frants, Frantz, Franz, Franzel, Franzen, Franzi, Franzin, Frasco and Pancho.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Franche?

Franche is an uncommon given name for men. Franche is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Franche (not ranked) are Frank (#355 via latest list), Francis (#482), Franco (#878), Frankie (#992), Franz, Frantz and Francois. Other variants, like Franchesco, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Franche was common among parents 135 years ago (average #1366) and has become significantly lower since (#1243, 96.6%), with versions like Francis becoming somewhat outmoded. Frank has been the recurring favorite, though Franco has become popular as well over time. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frantz, Franz in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Franche is alike in pronunciation to French. Other recommended names are Branch, Comanche, Fane, Ferench (see Ferenc), Fiacre, Foncho (see Alfonso), Fraine, Franc, Franck, Francke, Franky, Frayne and Sanche. Like Franche, these names are not frequently used.

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