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What does Francke mean?

Francke Pronunciation of Francke [francke] as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and the meaning of the name Francke is "Frenchman". Francke is a variant form of Frank (Old German).


Francke has 2 variants: Franc and Franck.

5 more different relations via Frank: Franco, Frankie, Franky, Frantz and Franz.

Creative forms:
(male) Facke, Francan, ..

(female) Franccia, Franclin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Francke Kai (F.K.), ..

How popular is Francke?

Francke is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#37788 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Franco (#878 the previous year), Frank (#355), Frankie (#992), Franky, Frantz and Franz are the prominent related forms of Francke (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Francke was well-received among parents during 1880-1889 (median #1584) and has become much less since (#1370, 97% less usage), with forms such as Frankie becoming less trendy. Franco is the most chic name for newborns in this list. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Brocke, Drake, Falke, Fane, Fawke (see Fulk), Fiacre, Fraine, Fran, Franche, Franchot, Francis, Francklin (see Franklin), Francklyn (see Franklin), Francois, Franio, Franko, Frann, Frannie, Frans, Frants, Franzel, Franzen, Franzi, Franzin, Frasco, Frayne, French and Frick. These names tend to be more commonly used than Francke.

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