Usage: 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 Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Frank across the world, see Franklin.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 5.
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 3749900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.052% of the population.
The name Frank has five characters. It means that it is relatively medium-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Frank for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Frank /ˈfræŋk/ is a masculine given name. Originally it refers to a Germanic people, the Franks, who derived their tribal name from the type of axe they used. It means “free man” in Latin. In English, ‘frank’ also has the meaning of sincere or truthful. Notable people with the name Frank include:
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).
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