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Meaning & History

German form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). This name was borne by the influential author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), writer of 'The Trial' and 'The Castle' among other works. Also, rulers of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire have had this name.
Feminine FormFranziska
Other Languages & CulturesFrantzisko, Patxi Basque Frañsez Breton Francesc, Cesc Catalan Francescu Corsican Frane, Franjo, Franko, Frano, Fran Croatian František Czech Frans Danish Franciscus, Frans Dutch Francis, Fran, Frank, Franny English Frans, Ransu Finnish Francis, François, Francisque French Ferenc, Feri, Ferkó Hungarian Proinsias Irish Francesco, Franco Italian Franciscus Late Roman Frens, Frenske Limburgish Pranciškus Lithuanian Frans Norwegian Franciszek Polish Francisco, Chico Portuguese Frantziscu Sardinian Frang Scottish Franjo Serbian Franc, Frančišek, Fran Slovene Francisco, Curro, Fran, Paco, Pancho, Paquito Spanish Frans Swedish Ffransis Welsh


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