Gender / Sex: boy (Fran's also a girl name)
Meaning: frenchman; free man
Sounds Like: Frann, Frean, Frayn
Similar Names: Aran, Bran, Eran, Franz, Frans, Frank, Franc, Oran
Fran \f-ran\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Fran), is a variant of Francis (Latin), and the meaning of Fran is "frenchman; free man".
The baby name Fran sounds like Frann, Frean and Frayn. Other similar baby names are Aran, Bran, Eran, Franz, Frans, Frank, Franc and Oran.
Fran is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)