What does Franco mean?
Franco [fran-co] as a name for boys is of Latin and Old German origin, and the meaning of Franco is "frenchman". Franco is a version of Francis (Latin). Franco is also a variant of Frank (Old German).
Franco has 25 more relations via Francis, Frank: Ferenc, Fran, Franc, Francesco, Franche, Franchot, Francisco, Franck, Francke, Francois, Franio, Frann, Frannie, Frans, Fransisco, Frants, Frantz, Franz, Franzel, Franzen, Franzi, Franzin, Frasco, Paco and Pancho.Creative forms:
(male) Flanco, Frano, ..
(female) Franfa, Franti, .. Middle name pairings:
Franco Glenn (F.G.), ..
How popular is Franco?
Franco is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#571 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Franco was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #748 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #878 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Franco (#878 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Francesco (#1338 via latest list), Francis (#482), Francisco (#247), Francois, Frank (#355), Frankie (#992), Franky, Fransisco, Frantz and Franz. Other forms, like Pancho, are uncommon. These forms of Franco were favored during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 3.1%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2%, down 93.9%), with versions such as Francis becoming less in vogue. Franco is the most chic name for newborns among these.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Bianco, Blanco, Branch, Brando, Branko, Bronco, Draco, Erico, Errico, Fabio, Falco, Falcon, Fane, Farand, Fargo, Faro, Favio, Ferench (see Ferenc), Fernando, Fico, Flann, Flavio, Foncho (see Alfonso), Fonso, Fonzo, Fraener, Fraenir, Fraine, Fraser, Frayn, Frayne, Frazer, Frean, Fredo, Fredro, French, Frick, Frido, Frisco, Isacco, Jaco and Marco. These names tend to be more frequently used than Franco.See names in meaning and etymology.