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The derivation of Frank from a weapon can be questioned. The alternative etymology (supported by Grimms Deutsches Wörterbuch) is a derivation from the Germanic word Frank "free" (related to English Frank "outspoken").
elbowin  1/13/2020
It’s very handsome, I really like it!
nylonpanda  12/9/2019
I think Frank is a cute name! Not only because Frank Zhang is one of my fave characters in Heroes of Olympus, I think it has that sharp sound when you say it and it feels good.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2019
Frank's a nice name. Richard Nixon had a hedgehog called Frank.
keithdrac  12/2/2019
Frank Iero, Frank Zappa, Frank from Donny Darko.
MistressMansonWentz  10/9/2019
FRANGK in English, German, and Dutch.
RHAWK3935  10/8/2019
Frank West is the main character in the video game Dead Rising.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2019
Frank Ocean, born 1987, is an American R&B and pop singer.
wh0sbad  7/27/2019
Frank Capra, the guy who directed It's A Wonderful Life, amongst other films.
ADJ92  6/28/2019
Frank Murphy is the main character of the animated Netflix sitcom “F is for Family.”.
Whipsmart  6/22/2019
I named my son Frank and he is only five as of now and he has received nothing but compliments for this name.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2019
Frank is a name that I personally like as it is a shorter and more straight forward variation to the name Francis. Although,
I do love Francis as a first name as well.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2019
I'm not too fond of the name myself but I don't think it's a bad name. Not really getting the hate for it or why some people think someone would be bullied for having this name. If I was a boy I would rather my name be Frank than Aden, Kaden, Brayden, and all those other trendy childish boy names you hear today.
Luvbug86  1/13/2019
Nothing particularly exciting or interesting about this name.
kayisforkeen  1/13/2019
To me, Frank is an old man's name and sounds hard and ugly, but Frankie might be cute for certain girls or a really young boy, say around 2-6 years old.
bevfromchitown  12/29/2018
Francis "Frank" Castle was the secret identity of the Marvel character, The Punisher.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2018
An ugly old man name. Please spare your child from this awful name, even if it is a family name your son won't like or want it.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2018
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Frank who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 86th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2018
Author of 'The Wizard of Oz' books L(yman) Frank Baum advocated for women's legal right to vote in the US.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  9/26/2018
This was my old bulldog's name. I don't think it would be a bad name on a person though. It would take a somewhat masculine guy to pull it off, but it's definitely a charming classic!
saranade  7/29/2018
Frank Van Den Bleeken is a Belgian serial rapist and murderer who campaigned to have doctors end his life, having served over 30 years in prison. Fifteen other Belgian inmates have made similar requests. Since the practise was legalised in 2002, around 1, 400 Belgians a year have elected to be euthanised. The number increased to over 1, 800 cases in 2013; of these, 67 were for psychological reasons.
cutenose  7/15/2017
Frank Edwin Wright III, known professionally as Tré Cool, is a German-born American musician, drummer and composer, best known as the drummer for the punk rock band Green Day. He replaced the band's former drummer, John Kiffmeyer, in 1990 as Kiffmeyer felt that he should spend more time towards college. Cool has also played in The Lookouts, Samiam and the Green Day side-projects The Network and the Foxboro Hot Tubs.
cutenose  7/15/2017
Frank Marino is a female impersonator dubbed "Ms. Las Vegas" for his longtime starring role as Joan Rivers in the Las Vegas drag revue Frank Marino's Divas Las Vegas, playing at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
cutenose  7/6/2017
Frank Rijkaard is a Dutch former footballer and manager who played as a midfielder or defender. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan and represented the Netherlands national team side 73 times, scoring 10 goals. In his managerial career, he has been at the helm of the Netherlands national team, Sparta Rotterdam, Barcelona, Galatasaray and the Saudi Arabia national team.

Regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in footballing history and as one of the best players of his generation, in 2010 Rijkaard was described by British broadsheet The Daily Telegraph as having been "a stylish player of faultless pedigree".
lilolaf  3/1/2017
This is my brother's name and he hates it.
Jessica21  1/13/2017
Not a short name for Francis or Francois, it stands on its own and is much older. Solid, forthright, noble, germanic derived name from the tribes of Frankenland, Frankfurt etc., the ford in the river where the Frankish people traded and crossed, English Franconia so latinized, = freedom free, exemption, right, privilege, thus the anglo saxon meaning of Candid lent the name to the western part of the merovengian empire, after the fall of roman Gaul, modern France. Ultimately from the shape of the spear head, their signature weapon noted by the romans. I bear it proudly.
nhFrank  9/4/2016
Frank Barone was the father and grandfather in Everybody Loves Raymond. He was portrayed by the late actor, Peter Boyle.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2016
I love this name. We gave our 4th son this name and haven't regretted it. We've only come to love it more. He's two now and I love that it's uncommon, yet everyone has heard of it and knows how to spell it. We call him Frankie as well.
Abc33  2/7/2016
Like others, this name reminds me of an older guy.
Steve 1990  1/12/2016
I can't stand this name. It sounds nasty and makes me think of a hotdog, on top of all that I just can't picture it on a child. It makes me think of an 80 year old grandfather with a walking stick!
― Anonymous User  12/21/2015
Frank Zappa, musician, songwriter, composer, conductor, record producer, activist, filmmaker.
King Henry VIII  12/15/2015
Frank Dillane is an English actor.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2015
Frank Reynolds, portrayed by Danny Devito, is the father of the twins Dennis and Deandra Reynolds on the TV show It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2014
I find the name Frank cute, handsome, dignified, respectable, classy, strong and very masculine. Overall, it's a fantastic name! I LOVE THE NAME FRANK! :-)
― Anonymous User  10/21/2014
Grandma's middle name was Frances and her brother's first name was Francis (he went by franny) he named his first son eugene francis which happens to be a fave cousin of mine. I gave birth to twins and named one Francis Eugene and the other Dahlton Edward. I want my boy to go by Frankie as a kid and Frank as an adult. It is so strong and versatile! I hope he loves his name, I have been trying to find out how men named Frank feel about their name. Any Franks out there I would love to hear your opinions.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2014
Frank was my Grandfather's first name and is my brothers middle name. While some may say it's old fashioned, if I have a son I wouldn't hesitate to give him this name. I think it's a strong name, that unlike some of these strange 'modern' names will suit as well when they are an adult as a child, (though as a child would probably call him Frankie more often than not).
Kimbo_anna  8/24/2013
My father, the son of Italian immigrants, was named Francesco at birth, but has gone by Frank since he was a kid. I know a lot of people consider the name 'middle aged', but I think it's adorable. It reminds me of my father, one of the sweetest and most hardworking men I've ever met. My sister named her son Frank after our dad in 2007, but I would've probably given the name to my first son if she hadn't beat me to it. My nephew goes by Frankie, which could be one of the cutest nicknames ever :) and when the time comes, he'll have a mature and classic name to go by, unlike many of his peers. I think this name is definitely due for a revival!
Isabel Price  8/12/2013
I see absolutely nothing wrong with naming your little boy Frank, or Franklin, or Francis. I personally would really respect a parent who chose to give their son a name like this, especially in modern times with all these ridiculous and irritating names being given to children. Frankie makes an adorable nickname, too! It's really quite sad how all of these classic names have been dropping lower and lower in the charts. If you're considering naming your son Frank/Franklin/Francis, I say go for it! :)
Oohvintage  3/24/2013
I really like this name. It sounds very dignified and intelligent. I have a friend with this name who is around my age. I've known a number of other young guys named Frank, so I don't see it as old-fashioned at all. And I think Frank is better as a full name than as a nickname; if anything it's long been more common than Francis.
bananarama  3/7/2012
Sir Frank William Brangwyn (1867-1956) was a British painter, printmaker, draughtsman and designer.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2011
Frank W. Benson (March 20, 1858– April 14, 1911) was an American politician.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2011
Frank Auerbach is a German-born painter who moved to England as a refugee from Nazism.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2011
This is also Anne Frank's surname, obviously.
VMarie  1/13/2011
Francis Albert Sinatra. Ol' Blue Eyes was born today, December 12th, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey. His unfortunate death was May 14th, 1998, due to some different health problems. But his life is what people remember, his legacy, lives on.

Happy Birthday, Frank.
Francesca  12/12/2010
Frank Edwin McGraw Jr. aka Tug McGraw was the one who helped the Philadelphia Phillies win the 1980 world series. He is also the father of country singer Tim McGraw.
Missy  11/9/2010
Frank "Windy" Cahill, killed by Billy the Kid.
welovejamesarness  7/15/2008
In the comic strip "Garfield" There was a boy named Frank who was only mentioned in one book.
― Anonymous User  3/25/2008
The tribe of the Franks as mentioned did not only settle in what is called France / Netherlands (this was West Franken) but also in nowadays southern Germany (this was Ost [= East] Franken).

There is still a German region called Franken with its regional capital city of Nuremberg. The Franks of today do not like to be called Bavarians, even if they live in the federal state of Bavaria.
FoxtrottBravo  2/20/2008
Francesco "Frank" Capra was a famous American film director of the 20th century, best known for his inspirational, up-lifting films It's a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Francis "Frank" O'Hara was a key member of the New York school of poetry in the mid-20th century. Among his best-known works are "Why I Am Not a Painter" and "The Day Lady Died."

Frank Loesser was a successful composer and lyricist. He wrote the classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside," and the scores to the musicals Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, among others.
sarescent  10/10/2007
I learned in history a little bit about the Franks, and the book I was learning from said that Frank meant free.
moonfaced  10/9/2007
Frank Longbottom is Neville Longbottom's father in the Harry Potter series. He was tortured into insanity, via the Cruciatus Curse, by Bellatrix Lestrange, Rodolphus Lestrange, Rabastan Lestrange, and Barty Crouch, Jr.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2007
The name Frank does not come from a spear but the throwing axe favored by the Franks known as the Francisca.
History Geek  7/12/2007
From Rocky Horror Picture Show, Dr. Frank'N'Furter's name is often shortened to Frank.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2007
It's the surname of the famous diarist Anne Frank.
myhopscotch  6/29/2007
Frank Edwin Wright III is the birth name of Green Day's drummer, Tre' Cool.
JessicaMichelle  6/11/2007
Listen to the German pronunciation of Frank here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
"So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright" is a song by Simon and Garfunkel. It appeared on their album Bridge Over Troubled Water (released in 1970)--very fitting, since the song is a veiled goodbye to Art Garfunkel from Paul Simon, and Bridge Over Troubled Water was their final album of new material.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  8/20/2006
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an influential and well-known American architect.
Laurea  8/10/2006
Frank Lambert is JT, Al and Brendan´s father in popular TV show "Step by Step". He played is Patrick Duffy.
Maggie_Simpson  7/26/2006
Frank Lampard is a football-player, who plays with Chelsea F.C. and for the England squad. Frank Ribery is another football-player who plays for France.
emeraldstar  7/10/2006
Frank Lampard's dad is also called Frank and he himself was a one-time footballer in the Seventies and Eighties.  9/17/2007
Frank Peretti is a famous Christian bearer of this name. He wrote "This Present Darkness" and "Piercing the Darkness".
avalah  5/20/2006
This is the name of the demented bunny in "Donnie Darko."
patchworkgirl  2/23/2006
Frank is in the same family as names such as Henry, Frederick, and George. All classy and sophisticated names in my opinion. I'm tired of the fluffy names that have been so popular the past 5-8 years. It would be refreshing to see baby boys with good strong names.
― Anonymous User  2/1/2006
Frank McCourt wrote the famous memoir of his life, "Angela's Ashes". As a child, he was called Frankie.
― Anonymous User  1/12/2006
Frank Barone is Ray Barone's father in the T.V. show "Everybody Loves Raymond." He is played by Peter Boyle.
breakofday  12/29/2005
Frank is not the right name for a little boy. It makes me think of an old grandad hobbling around with a walking stick.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2005
Frank Kennedy is Scarlett's second husband in Gone with the Wind.
― Anonymous User  11/9/2005
Famous bearer: Frank Iero, the guitarist of the band My Chemical Romance.
jessnothingless  8/2/2005

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