Origin of the name Frank
Frank, of Latin origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Frank are in general originating from France, Germany, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Frank across the world, see Franklin.
Name meaning of Frank
- Name Number: 5
- Interpretation: Motion, Change, Freedom, Diversity, Liberty, Choice, Interest, Search, Risk, Danger, Fear
History and Related Information
English: 1 Of Germanic origin. The name referred originally to a member of the tribe of the Franks, who are said to have got the name from a characteristic type of spear that they used (as the Saxons did from a characteristic knife). When the Franks migrated into Gaul in the 4th century, the country received its modern name of France (Late Latin Francia) and the tribal term Frank came to mean ‘Frenchman’.
2 Now quite often taken, especially in America, as a short form of Francis.
3 Anglicized form of the Italian name Franco. The popularity of Frank as a given name was greatly enhanced, especially among Italian Americans, by the fame of the singer Frank Sinatra (b. 1915).
Popularity of the given name
The name Frank is ranked on the 139ᵗʰ position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 1749700 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.052% of the population.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given this name for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name Frank has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
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