Meaning and name origin
Franco \f-ran-co, fr(a)-nco\ as a boy's name is of Latin and Old German origin, and the meaning of Franco is "frenchman". Franco is a variant of Francis (Latin): English form of Italian Francesco (Late Latin Franciscus; see Frank).
Franco is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#837 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Franco for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Franco and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Frank (#336), Francis (#478), Franco (#817) and Frankie (#929). (2014 statistics).