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This is a list of names in which the gender is masculine; and the first letter is F.
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French form of FRANK (1).
FRANCO (1)mItalian, Ancient Germanic
Italian form of FRANK (1), as well as an older Germanic form.
FRANCO (2)mItalian
Contracted form of FRANCESCO.
French form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). François Villon was a French lyric poet of the 15th century. This was also the name of two kings of France.
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
Scottish form of FRANCIS.
FRANJOmCroatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of FRANCIS.
FRANK (1)mEnglish, German, Dutch, French
From a Germanic name which referred to a member of the Germanic tribe, the Franks. The Franks settled in the regions now called France and the Netherlands in the 3rd and 4th century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used. From medieval times, the various forms of this name have been commonly conflated with the various forms of Francis.... [more]
FRANK (2)mEnglish
Short form of FRANCIS. The singer Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was a famous bearer.
FRANKIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of FRANK (1) or FRANCES.
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English frankelin "freeman". A famous bearer of the surname was Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), an American statesman, inventor, scientist and philosopher. The name has commonly been given in his honour in the United States. It also received a boost during the term of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
Croatian form of FRANCO (2).
FRANNYm & fEnglish
Diminutive of FRANCIS or FRANCES.
Croatian form of FRANCIS.
FRANSmDutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Dutch, Scandinavian and Finnish form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Breton form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Czech form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Sardinian form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Basque form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
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.
FRASERmScottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which is of unknown meaning. A famous bearer of the surname was Simon Fraser (1776-1862), a Canadian explorer.
FREDmEnglish, Dutch, German, French, Portuguese
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).
FREDDIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of FREDERICK or FREDA.
Diminutive of FREDERICK.
FREDENANDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and nand "daring, brave".
French form of FREDERICK.
English form of a Germanic name meaning "peaceful ruler", derived from frid "peace" and ric "ruler, power". This name has long been common in continental Germanic-speaking regions, being borne by rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, and Prussia. Notables among these rulers include the 12th-century Holy Roman Emperor and crusader Frederick I Barbarossa, the 13th-century emperor and patron of the arts Frederick II, and the 18th-century Frederick II of Prussia, known as Frederick the Great.... [more]
Portuguese form of FREDERICK.
FREDERIKmDanish, Dutch
Danish and Dutch form of FREDERICK. This was the name of nine kings of Denmark over the past 500 years, alternating each generation with the name Christian.
Italian form of the Roman name Frigidianus, which was derived from Latin frigidus "cold". This was the name of a 6th-century Irish bishop who made a pilgrimage to Rome and settled as a hermit on Mount Pisano.
FREDRIKmSwedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Swedish and Norwegian form of FREDERICK. This was the name of a 18th-century king of Sweden.
Dutch short form of FREDERICK.
From an English surname meaning "free man". It originally denoted a person who was not a serf.
FREJmDanish, Swedish
Danish and Swedish form of FREYR.
Limburgish form of FRANCIS.
Diminutive of FRENS.
FREYRmNorse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "lord" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse god. He may have originally been called Yngvi, with the name Freyr being his title. Freyr presided over fertility, sunlight and rain, and was the husband of the frost giantess Gerd. With his twin sister Freya and father Njord he was one of the group of deities called the Vanir.
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRIDENOTmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and not "need".
Slovene form of FREDERICK.
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRIDUHELMmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHELM.
FRIDUMANmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDEMANN.
FRIDUMARmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and meri "famous".
FRIDURICmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FREDERICK.
FRIDWALDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHOLD.
Means "man of peace" from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and man "man".
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and helm "helmet, protection".
FRIEDHOLDmGerman (Rare)
Means "peaceful ruler", derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and wald "rule".
German form of FREDERICK. This was the name of kings of Germany. The socialist Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) and the philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) are two famous bearers of this name.
Original Latin form of FREDIANO.
Hungarian form of FREDERICK.
Refers to a member of the ethnic group, the Frisians, a Germanic tribe of northwest Europe. Friesland in the Netherlands is named for them.
Icelandic form of FREDERICK.
FRITJOFmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Friðþjófr meaning "thief of peace", derived from the elements friðr "peace" and þjófr "thief".
Dutch diminutive of FREDERIK.
German diminutive of FRIEDRICH.
FRODEmDanish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Fróði, which was derived from fróðr meaning "learned, wise".
Derived from the Germanic element frod "wise". This was the name of the hobbit hero in 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, who used Old English to translate some hobbit names (Frodo's real name was Maura). In the novel Frodo Baggins was the bearer of the One Ring on the quest to destroy it in Mount Doom.
Polish form of FREDERICK.
FUm & fChinese
From Chinese () meaning "abundant, rich, wealthy", () meaning "hibiscus, lotus" or () meaning "begin, man, father", in addition to other characters with a similar pronunciation. A famous bearer was the 8th-century Tang dynasty poet Du Fu, whose given was .
Derived from Arabic فؤاد (fu'ad) meaning "heart".
Turkish form of FUAD.
FULBERTmFrench, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements fulc "people" and beraht "bright". Saint Fulbert was an 11th-century bishop of Chartres.
FULCOmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FULK.
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Fulgentius, which meant "shining" from Latin fulgens. Saint Fulgentius was a 6th-century bishop from Tunisia who was a friend of Saint Augustine.
Italian form of Fulgentius (see FULGENCIO).
FULKmEnglish (Archaic)
From the Germanic name Fulco, a short form of various names beginning with the element fulc "people". The Normans brought this name to England, though it is now very rare.
Hungarian form of PHILIP.
From a surname which was derived from the name of the town of Foulden in Norfolk, itself meaning "bird hill" in Old English.
FÚLVIOmPortuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
Italian form of the Roman family name Fulvius, which was derived from Latin fulvus "yellow, tawny".
FUMNANYAf & mWestern African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
FUNGAIm & fSouthern African, Shona
Means "think" in Shona.
FUNSmDutch, Limburgish
Short form of ALFONS.
FUNSKEmDutch, Limburgish
Diminutive of ALFONS.
Variant of FIFE.
Russian form of THEODORE. It was borne by three tsars of Russia. Another notable bearer was Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), the Russian author of such works as 'Crime and Punishment' and 'The Brothers Karamazov'.
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