Meaning and name origin
Franzen \f-ran-zen, fr(a)-nzen\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Franzen is "frenchman". Franzen is a variant of Francis (Latin): English form of Italian Francesco (Late Latin Franciscus; see Frank).
Franzen has 1 variant form: Franzin.
Franzen is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6868 out of 88799, Top 8%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Franzen and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Francis (#478). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).