Gender Masculine
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. /ˈfʁant͡s/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

German form of Franciscus (see Francis). This name was borne by the Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828), the Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886) and the Austrian-Czech author Franz Kafka (1883-1924), whose works include The Trial and The Castle. It was also the name of rulers of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire.

Related Names

Feminine FormFranziska
Other Languages & CulturesFrantzisko, Patxi(Basque) Frañsez(Breton) Francesc, Cesc(Catalan) Francescu(Corsican) Frane, Franjo, Frano, Fran, Franko(Croatian) František(Czech) Frans(Danish) Franciscus, Frans(Dutch) Francis, Fran, Frank, Frankie, 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, Pranas(Lithuanian) Frans(Norwegian) Franciszek(Polish) Francisco, Chico(Portuguese) Francisc(Romanian) Frantziscu(Sardinian) Frang(Scottish Gaelic) Franjo(Serbian) František(Slovak) Franc, France, Frančišek, Fran, Franci(Slovene) Francisco, Curro, Fran, Kiko, Paco, Pancho, Paquito(Spanish) Frans(Swedish) Ffransis(Welsh)
Surname DescendantFranz(German)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple   serious  

Name Days

Austria: January 24
Austria: April 2
Austria: October 4
Germany: October 4


Entry updated April 23, 2024