What does Franco mean?
Franco \f-ran-co, fr(a)-nco\ as a name for boys is of Latin and Old German origin, and the meaning of Franco is "frenchman". Franco is a derivative of Francis (Latin). Franco is also a variant of Frank (Old German).
Franco has 41 more related variations via Francis, Frank: Chico, Curro, Ferenc, Feri, Ffransis, Fran, Franc, Francesco▼, Franche, Franchesco, Franchesko, Franchot, Francisco, Franciscus, Franciskus, Francisque, Franciszek, Franck, Francke, Francois, Franio, Frann, Frannie, Frans, Fransisco, Frants, Frantz, Franz, Franzel, Franzen, Franzi, Franzin, Frasco, Frascuelo, Frasquito, Paco, Pacorro, Panchito, Pancho, Paquito and Proinsias.
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Franco for boys. Franco was first listed in 2004 and reached its apex rank of #748 in the U.S. in the year 2009, and is at #817 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Franco and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Franco (#817 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Francesco, Francis (#478 a year ago), Francisco (#232), Frank (#336), Frankie (#929) and Franz. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5286%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.3154%, down 40.3%), with the versions Francesco, Francis, Frank and Frankie becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is French. Like Franco, this name is not frequently used.