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A famous bearer is the actress Fran Drescher (born Francine Joy Drescher on September 30, 1957.) She was the star of "The Nanny" and "Living With Fran."
AndrewJKD  9/22/2005
Cool name. I believe it can also be short for Francesca.
Surreal  11/19/2006
Fran can also be short for Francine. The actress Fran Drescher's real name is Francine, not Frances.
CharlieRob  5/5/2007
In response to what CharlieRob and Surreal said, Francesca and Francine are variants of Frances in different languages, so of course the name could be short for those names. I believe that only Frances is listed because it is the English version of the name, and this site is written in the English language.
mhavril39  10/20/2007
Fran is the name of one of the main characters from Final Fantasy XII.
bananarama  1/2/2009
Fran Sinclair was the mother from Disney's 1992 series "Dinosaurs". She was often called "the mama" by Baby Sinclair.
ICEyun  2/25/2009
This name is a very common name for boys in Croatia. We pronounce it FRAHN.
enchy  7/16/2009
In Croatia, Fran is a masculine name, cognate of Franjo. Frane and Frano are both variants.
goricar  11/11/2009
Francesca 'Fran' Brodie from the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun.
― Anonymous User  2/4/2011
A masculine bearer of this name is actor Francis Elliott 'Fran' Kranz, best known as Topher in Dollhouse and Marty in the Cabin in the Woods.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2012
Also Albanian form of Francis.
Sofia  8/10/2014
Fran sounds too classic and too boring and it isn't that complex, which is an okay thing about this name.
lilolaf  1/9/2016
Also a shortening for Francesco, not Francesca.
cutenose  2/7/2016
Fran Healy is the lead singer of the Scottish band Travis.
HumanMouse  8/24/2016
Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher is an American film and television comedian, model, actress, producer, ordained Universal Life Church minister, and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny, and for her nasal voice and thick New York accent.
cutenose  1/20/2017
A famous bearer is actress Fran Drescher.
Bob19  1/29/2017

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