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Gender Masculine
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. FRANTS
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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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