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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. FAN-ee(English)
FA-NEE(French)
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of FRANCES, FRANÇOISE or STÉPHANIE. In the English-speaking world this has been a vulgar slang word since the late 19th century, and the name has subsequently dropped out of common use.
VariantsCissy, Fannie, Fran, Frankie, Frannie, Franny, Sissie, Sissy(English) France, Francette, Francine(French) Paca, Paquita(Spanish)
Masculine FormsFrancis(English) Étienne, Francis, François, Stéphane(French) Francisco(Spanish)
Other Languages & CulturesFrantziska(Basque) Frañseza(Breton) Stefaniya(Bulgarian) Francesca(Catalan) Franka, Štefanija(Croatian) Františka, Štěpánka(Czech) Stefanie(Danish) Stefana, Stefanie(Dutch) Fanni(Finnish) Franziska, Stefanie, Stephanie, Fränze, Franzi, Steffi, Steffie, Ziska(German) Kekepania(Hawaiian) Franciska, Stefánia, Fanni, Franci(Hungarian) Franca, Francesca, Stefania(Italian) Francisca(Late Roman) Stefanija(Macedonian) Franciszka, Stefania, Stefcia(Polish) Estefânia, Francisca, Chica(Portuguese) Ștefania(Romanian) Stefaniya(Russian) Frantzisca(Sardinian) Frangag(Scottish) Štefánia(Slovak) Frančiška, Štefanija, Francka(Slovene) Stefaniya(Ukrainian)
User SubmissionsFanny, Fanný

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