Name
FRANC

Name FRANC

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 2,269 births of Franc in the countries below, which represents an average of 16 births of children bearing the first name Franc per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 6 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Franc   
In Italiano Nome Franc   


Information about the first name Franc

The first name Franc has been assigned to:
99.47% to boys
0.53% to girls
The country where the first name Franc is the most common is:
FR France
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 5 letters including 1 vowel and 4 consonants

Franc in Japanese *

Romajifuranku
Katakanaフランク
Hiraganaふらんく
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Franc in Japanese
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Franc in sign language

Franc in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Franc

US English
Etymology src :
  • From French franc.
Alternative forms src :
Anagrams src :
  • ARFCN, cfRNA
Noun src :
  • franc (plural francs)
  • A former unit of currency of France, Belgium and Luxembourg, replaced by the euro.
  • Any of several units of currency, some of which are multi-national (West African CFA Franc (XOF), Central African CFA Franc (XAF), the Swiss franc (CHF)) while others are national currencies.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /fɹæŋk/
  • Rhymes: -æŋk
  • Homophones: frank, Frank
Noun (Usage notes) src :
  • The word franc is abbreviated 'F' in ISO 4217 currency codes, usually prepended by the country's 2-letter alpha code in the case of national currencies:
  • BIF: Burundi Franc
  • CDF: Congolese Franc
  • CHF: Swiss franc
  • DJF: Djibouti Franc
  • GNF: Guinean Franc
  • KMF: Comorian Franc
  • RAF: Rwandan Franc
  • XAF: Central African Franc
  • XOF: West African Franc
Old French
Etymology src :
  • From Latin Francus, thought to be from Frankish.
FR French
Etymology src :
  • Inherited from Middle French franc, from Old French franc (“free, genuine, sincere”), from Late Latin Francus (“a Frank”), from Frankish *Frank (“a Frank”), a name probably taken from Proto-Germanic *frankô, *frakkōn (“spear”), from Proto-Indo-European *preng-, *pregn- (“pole, stalk”). Cognate with Old Norse frakka (“javelin, throwing spit”), Old English franca (“javelin, lance”).
Etymology src :
  • Inherited from Middle French franc, from Medieval Latin Franc (“a Frank”), from Frankish *Frank (“a Frank”) (see Etymology 1). Compare also Old High German Franko (“a Frank”), Old English Franca (“a Frank”). See also Feringhee.
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • franc (feminine franche, masculine plural francs, feminine plural franches)
  • free
  • frank
  • full
  • 4 jours francs ― 4 full days
  • tax-free
  • Port franc ― Free port
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • franc (feminine franque, masculine plural francs, feminine plural franques)
  • Frankish, Franconian
Etymology (Noun) src :
Etymology (See also) src :
  • (money): sou
Noun src :
  • Franc m (plural Francs, feminine Franque)
  • Frank (member of a people that inhabited parts of what are now France, the Low Countries and Germany)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /fʁɑ̃/
Old French
Adjective src :
  • franc m (oblique and nominative feminine singular franche)
  • French
  • free
  • noble; of noble descent
  • brave; valiant
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈfɾank/
  • Rhymes: -ank
General
Etymology src :
  • Inherited from Middle French franc (“noble”), from Old French franc, from Latin Francus, from Frankish *Franko (“a Frank”), from Proto-Germanic *frankô (“javelin”).
HU Hungarian
Etymology src :
  • From Latin Francī, plural of Francus (“Frank, French”). The noun meaning "syphilis" possibly derives from the noun phrase franc betegség ("French disease").
Adjective src :
  • franc (not comparable)
  • (obsolete) French
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ˈfrɒnt͡s]
  • Rhymes: -ɒnt͡s
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • francba
Middle French
Adjective src :
  • franc m (feminine singular franche, masculine plural frans, feminine plural franches)
  • noble
Noun src :
  • franc m (plural frans)
  • franc (unit of currency)
RO Romanian
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from French Franc. Doublet of frânc.
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from French franc (noun).
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from French franc (adjective).
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • franc m or n (feminine singular francă, masculine plural franci, feminine and neuter plural france)
  • of a Frank, Frankish
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • franc m (plural franci)
  • a Frank (Germanic tribe)
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • franc m (plural franci)
  • (numismatics) a franc (currency)
Etymology (Adjective) src :
  • franc m or n (feminine singular francă, masculine plural franci, feminine and neuter plural france)
  • frank, sincere, honest
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /fraŋk/
DK Danish
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from French franc.
Noun src :
  • franc c (singular definite francen, plural indefinite franc)
  • franc (currency)
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • belgierfranc
  • schweizerfranc
DE German
Noun src :
  • Franc m (strong, genitive Franc, plural Francs)
  • franc (currency)
NO Norwegian Nynorsk
Noun src :
  • franc m (plural francen)
  • franc
Irish
Etymology src :
  • From Old French franc and/or Latin Francus (“a Frank”), from Frankish *Franko (“a Frank”); both from Proto-Germanic *frankô (“javelin”).
Noun src :
  • Franc m (genitive singular Frainc, nominative plural Frainc)
  • (history) Frank
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈfˠɾˠaŋk/
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • francbhéarla m (“lingua franca”)
 

Popularity of the name Franc

Number of FRANC births per year

Total births of Franc by country

Births with the first name Franc
Country
Boys
Girls
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
1,596
0
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
440
0
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
115
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
25
0
SISlovenia
1992 - 2022
22
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
19
0
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
14
0
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
12
1
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
0
10
SESweden
1998 - 2022
4
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
3
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
3
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
2
0
CLChili
2010 - 2021
1
1
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
1
0

Total births of Franc by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Franc
Country
Boys
Girls
DEGermany
2022
4
0
SESweden
2022
2
0

Comments on the name Franc

Personalities with the first name Franc

There are 27 personalities with the first name Franc


Franc Rodé
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Slovenia Socialist federal republic of yugoslavia Kingdom of yugoslavia
Catholic priest Catholic bishop Monk University teacher Catholic theologian Catholic deacon


Franc Roddam
src

United kingdom
Screenwriter Writer Businessperson Television producer Film director Director


Franc Rozman
src

Kingdom of yugoslavia
Military personnel Politician Partisan


Franc Perko
src

Kingdom of yugoslavia Slovenia Socialist federal republic of yugoslavia
Catholic priest Theologian


Franc Veliu
src

Albania
Association football player


Franc Kramberger
src

Slovenia Socialist federal republic of yugoslavia Kingdom of yugoslavia
Catholic priest


François Barbé-Marbois
src

France First french empire
Writer Politician Diplomat Jurist Historian


Franc Bogovič
src

Slovenia Socialist federal republic of yugoslavia
Politician Entrepreneur Agronomist


Franc Ksaver Meško
src

Austria-hungary Socialist federal republic of yugoslavia Kingdom of yugoslavia
Writer Priest Playwright Catholic priest


Feri Lainšček
(Franc Lainšček) src

Slovenia Socialist federal republic of yugoslavia
Screenwriter Writer Poet



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Franc
Full list of personalities with the first name Franc

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Franc

There are 46 actors and actresses with the first name Franc
Franc D'ambrosio
Franc Luz
Franc Markovcic
Franc Ursic
Franc Presetnik
Franc Penko
Franc Ross
Franc Merjasec
Franc Caggiano
Franc Ashman
Franc Veeger
Franc Herrero
Franc Tausch
Franc Bruneau
Franc Kodele
Franc Pfennig
Franc Adam
Franc Cagney
Franc Horvat
Franc Plut
Franc Holler
Franc Cegnar
Franc Jakob Rac
Franc Sokol
Franc Graseli
Franc Gunzer
Franc Horn
Franc Hocevar
Franc Jakob Verbitski
Franc Zeleznik

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Franc
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Franc

Rankings of first name FRANC by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#2169SE Sweden2022
#4505DE Germany2022
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name FRANC (female) births over the last year available in each country