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GenderFeminine
UsageFrench
PronouncedPron.FRAHNS
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Meaning & History

From the name of the country, sometimes considered a feminine form of FRANK (1) or short form of FRANÇOISE, both of which are ultimately related to the name of the country.
Masculine FormsFrancis, Franck, François
Other Languages & CulturesFrantziska Basque Frañseza Breton Francesca Catalan Franka Croatian Františka Czech Franka Dutch Francis, Francene, Frances, Francine English Fanni Finnish Franka, Franziska, Fränze, Franzi, Ziska German Franciska, Fanni, Franci Hungarian Franca, Francesca Italian Francisca Late Roman Franciszka Polish Francisca, Chica Portuguese Frantzisca Sardinian Frangag Scottish Frančiška, Francka Slovene Francisca, Fanny, Paca, Paquita Spanish

Categories

countries, diminutives, place names, short forms
Entry updated July 2, 2017