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What does Franz mean?

Franz Pronunciation of Franz [franz] as a name for boys has its roots in Latin and Old German, and the meaning of the name Franz is "frenchman". Franz is a variant form of Francis (Latin). Franz is also a German form of Frank (Old German).


Franz has 1 variant: Frans.

20 more alternative forms via Francis, Frank: Ferenc, Fran, Franc, Franche, Franck, Francke, Franco, Franio, Frankie, Franko, Franky, Frann, Frannie, Frants, Frantz, Franzel, Franzen, Franzi, Franzin and Frasco.

Creative forms:
(male) Feranz, Fianz, ..

(female) Frama, Frana, ..

Middle name pairings:
Franz Tony (F.T.), ..

How popular is Franz?

Franz is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2853 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Franz reached its peak rank of #1156 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Franz name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Franz outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Franz are Francis (#482 in recent rankings), Franco (#878), Frank (#355), Frankie (#992), Franky and Frantz. Other forms, like Ferenc, are uncommon. These forms of Franz were favored in the 1880s (median #1366) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1243, 96.6%), with versions like Frankie becoming less in vogue. Franco is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Faaiz (see Faiz), Faiz, Fane, Farand, Flann, Fonz, Fraine, Frayn, Frayne, Frean, Fritz, Laranz (see Lawrence) and Prinz. These names tend to be more commonly used than Franz.

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