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Fran Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Fran is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Fran is "free man, from france".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "free man, from France".


In the U.S. in 2014 less than 5 girls were given the name.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Fran Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Fran has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Fran to other names.


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Fran is a diminutive (nickname) of Frances.

Other Tidbits

Fran falls into the place name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Fran Drescher.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Fran in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Fran.

Just for fun, see the name Fran in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Fran in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.