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Girl Name: Fran

Name: Fran
Pronunciation: \f-ran\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Fran's also a boy name)
Meaning: from France
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Franisbel
Sounds Like: Ferran, Faryn, Farran, Farin, Faren, Fern, Franie, Frania
Variant forms: Frani, Frannee, Franni, Frannie, Franny
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 865


Fran \f-ran\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Fran), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Fran is "from France". Short form of Frances. Also used as an independent name. Comedienne Fran Drescher; writer Fran Lebowitz.

Fran has 5 variant forms: Frani, Frannee, Franni, Frannie and Franny.

For more information, see also the related name Franisbel.

Baby names that sound like Fran are Ferran, Faryn, Farran, Farin, Faren, Fern, Franie and Frania.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Fran.


Fran is a very popular first name for women (#865 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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