Names Starting with F

gender
usage
Ferrer m Various
From a surname that meant "blacksmith" in Catalan. This name is often given in honour of Saint Vicente Ferrer, a 14th-century missionary who is the patron saint of builders.
Ferruccio m Italian
Derived from the Late Latin name Ferrutius, a derivative of ferrum meaning "iron, sword". Saint Ferrutius was a 3rd-century martyr with his brother Ferreolus.
Feruza f Uzbek
Uzbek form of Firouzeh.
Fester m Popular Culture
From the English word fester meaning "rot, rankle". This is the name of the uncle on the Addams Family television series (1964-1966) and subsequent adaptations. The character was created by the cartoonist Charles Addams in the 1930s, though he was not named.
Festus m Ancient Roman, Biblical Latin, Biblical
Roman cognomen, possibly meaning "festival, holiday" in Latin. This was the name of a Roman official in the New Testament.
Fevronia f Greek
Greek form of Febronia.
Fevzi m Turkish
Turkish form of Fawzi.
Fevziye f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Fawzi.
Ffion f Welsh
Means "foxglove" in Welsh (species Digitalis purpurea). This is a recently created Welsh name.
Fflur f Welsh
Welsh form of Flora.
Ffraid f Welsh
Welsh form of Bridget.
Ffransis m Welsh
Welsh form of Francis.
Fiachna m Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Derived from Irish fiach meaning "raven". This is the name of several characters from Irish legend. It was also borne by Fiachna mac Báetáin, a 7th-century king of Dál Araide.
Fiachra m Irish, Irish Mythology
From Old Irish Fiachrae, possibly from fiach "raven" or fích "battle" combined with "king". This was the name of several legendary figures, including one of the four children of Lir transformed into swans for a period of 900 years. This is also the name of the patron saint of gardeners: a 7th-century Irish abbot who settled in France, usually called Saint Fiacre.
Fiacre m French (Rare)
French form of Fiachra.
Fiadh f Irish (Modern)
Means "wild, untamed" (modern Irish fia) or "respect" in Irish.
Fiamma f Italian
Means "flame" in Italian.
Fiammetta f Italian
Diminutive of Fiamma.
Fianna f Irish (Modern)
From Irish fiann meaning "band of warriors".
Fidan f Turkish, Azerbaijani
Means "sapling" in Turkish and Azerbaijani.
Fidda f Arabic
Means "silver" in Arabic.
Fidel m Spanish
From the Late Latin name Fidelis meaning "faithful", a derivative of fides "faith". A famous bearer was the revolutionary leader and Cuban president Fidel Castro (1926-2016).
Fidela f Spanish
Feminine form of Fidel.
Fidelia f Spanish (Rare)
Feminine form of Fidel.
Fidelis m Late Roman
Original form of Fidel.
Fidelma f Irish
Latinized form of Fedelm.
Fido m Pet
From Latin fidus meaning "faithful". This name is commonly given to dogs.
Fieke f Dutch
Diminutive of Sofie or Josephine.
Fien f Dutch
Short form of Josefien and other names ending with a similar sound.
Fiene f Dutch
Short form of Josefien and other names ending with a similar sound.
Fiera f Esperanto
Means "proud" in Esperanto.
Fiete m German
Diminutive of Friedrich.
Fife m Scottish (Rare)
From a Scottish place name that was formerly the name of a kingdom in Scotland. It is said to be named for a Pictish kingdom called Fib.
Fifi f French
Diminutive of Joséphine and other names containing the same sound.
Figaro m Literature
Created by playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais for the central character in his plays The Barber of Seville (1775), The Marriage of Figaro (1784) and The Guilty Mother (1792). Beaumarchais may have based the character's name on the French phrase fils Caron meaning "son of Caron", which was his own nickname and would have been pronounced in a similar way. In modern French the word figaro has acquired the meaning "barber", reflecting the character's profession.
Fihr m Arabic
Means "stone pestle" in Arabic. This was the name of an ancestor of Muhammad.
Fikret m Turkish
From Arabic فكرة (fikrah) meaning "thought, idea".
Fikri m Arabic, Turkish
Means "intellectual" in Arabic, a derivative of فكر (fakara) meaning "to think, to reflect".
Fikriye f Turkish
Turkish form of Fikriyya.
Fikriyya f Arabic
Feminine form of Fikri.
Filadelfo m Italian
Italian form of Philadelphos.
Filbert m Eastern African
Variant of Filibert. It is particularly used in Tanzania due to track star Filbert Bayi (1953-), who set a world record running the 1500 meter in 1974.
Filib m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Philip.
Filibert m German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "much brightness" from the Germanic elements filu "much" and beraht "bright".
Filiberto m Italian
Italian form of Filibert.
Filimena f Macedonian
Macedonian form of Philomena.
Filimon m Romanian (Rare)
Romanian form of Philemon.
Filipa f Portuguese
Feminine form of Philip.
Filipe m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Philip.
Filipina f Polish (Rare)
Polish feminine form of Filip.
Filipp m Russian
Russian form of Philip.
Filippa f Greek, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Italian
Greek, Scandinavian and Italian feminine form of Philip.
Filippo m Italian
Italian form of Philip.
Filippos m Greek
Modern Greek form of Philip.
Filippu m Corsican, Old Church Slavic
Corsican form of Philip, as well as the Old Church Slavic form.
Filippus m Dutch (Rare)
Official Dutch form of Philip, used on birth certificates but not commonly in daily life.
Filips m Latvian
Latvian form of Philip.
Filiz f Turkish
Means "sprout, shoot" in Turkish.
Fillin m Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Faolán.
Filomena f Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Lithuanian
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Lithuanian form of Philomena.
Fima m Russian
Diminutive of Yefim.
Fina f Italian, Spanish
Short form of Serafina. Saint Fina, also known as Saint Serafina, was a 13th-century girl from the town of San Gimignano in Italy.
Finbar m Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Fionnbharr, Old Irish Finnbarr, derived from finn "white, fair" and barr "top, head". Saint Finbar of Cork was a 6th-century bishop who supposedly performed miraculous cures. The Isle of Barra off Scotland was (probably) named for him.
Finbarr m Irish
Variant of Finbar.
Findlay m Scottish
Anglicized form of Fionnlagh.
Finees m Biblical Latin
Form of Phinehas used in the Latin Old Testament.
Finella f Scottish
Variant of Fenella.
Fingal m Literature
Means "white stranger", derived from the Old Irish elements finn "white, fair" and gall "foreigner, stranger". This was the name of the hero in the Scottish author James Macpherson's 1761 poem Fingal, which he claimed to have based on early Gaelic legends about Fionn mac Cumhaill.
Finka f Croatian
Diminutive of Jozefina.
Finlay m Scottish, English
Anglicized form of Fionnlagh. This spelling is more common in Scotland, though in England and Wales the variant Finley has been more popular since 2007.
Finley m & f English
Variant of Finlay. This is by far the preferred spelling in the United States, where it has lately been more common as a feminine name.
Finn 1 m Irish Mythology, Old Irish, Irish, English, Dutch, German
Old Irish form of Fionn, as well as the usual Anglicized spelling of the name. As a surname it is borne by Huckleberry Finn, a character in Mark Twain's novels.
Finn 2 m Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, German
From the Old Norse name Finnr, which meant "Sámi, person from Finland".
Finnán m Old Irish
Older form of Fionnán.
Finnbarr m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Finbar.
Finnegan m English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Fionnagáin, itself derived from the given name Fionnagán, a diminutive of Fionn. This is the surname of a relatively minor character in James Joyce's novel Finnegans Wake (1939), the title of which was based on a 19th-century Irish ballad called Finnegan's Wake.
Finnian m Irish
Derived from Old Irish finn "white". This was the name of several Irish saints, including the founders of monasteries at Clonard and Movilla (both 6th century).
Finnr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Finn 2.
Finnuala f Irish
Variant of Fionnuala.
Finnur m Icelandic
Icelandic form of Finn 2.
Finola f Irish
Anglicized form of Fionnuala.
Fintan m Irish, Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Possibly means either "white fire" or "white ancient" in Irish. According to legend this was the name of the only Irish person to survive the great flood. This name was also borne by many Irish saints.
Fíona f Irish
Derived from Irish fíon meaning "wine".
Fiona f Scottish, English
Feminine form of Fionn. This name was (first?) used by the Scottish poet James Macpherson in his poem Fingal (1761), in which it is spelled as Fióna.
Fionn m Irish, Irish Mythology
From the Old Irish name Finn, derived from finn meaning "fair, white". It occurs frequently in Irish history and legends, the most noteworthy bearer being Fionn mac Cumhaill, the central character of one of the four main cycles of Irish mythology, the Fenian Cycle. Fionn was born as Deimne, and acquired his nickname because of his fair hair. He grew all-wise by eating an enchanted salmon, and later became the leader of the Fianna after defeating the fire-breathing demon Áillen. He was the father of Oisín and grandfather of Oscar.
Fionnán m Irish
Diminutive of Fionn. This was the name of an early Irish saint.
Fionnbharr m Irish (Rare)
Modern Irish Gaelic form of Finbar.
Fionnghal f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Fionnuala. It has sometimes been Anglicized as Flora.
Fionnlagh m Scottish Gaelic
Means "white warrior", derived from Old Irish finn "white, fair" and láech "warrior". An earlier form was Findláech — this was the name of the father of the 11th-century Scottish king Macbeth.
Fionntan m Irish
Modern Irish Gaelic form of Fintan.
Fionnuala f Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "white shoulder" from Old Irish finn "white, fair" and gúala "shoulder". In Irish legend Fionnuala was one of the four children of Lir who were transformed into swans for a period of 900 years.
Fionola f Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of Fionnuala.
Fioralba f Italian (Rare)
Combination of Italian fiore "flower" and alba "dawn".
Fiore f & m Italian
Means "flower" in Italian. It can also be considered an Italian form of the Latin names Flora and Florus.
Fiorella f Italian
From Italian fiore "flower" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Fiorenza f Italian
Italian feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Fiorenzo m Italian
Italian form of Florentius (see Florence).
Fiorino m Italian
Italian form of Florinus.
Fırat m Turkish
From the Turkish name of the Euphrates River, which was derived from Old Persian Ufratu, itself derived from Elamite or Sumerian.
Firdaus m Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu
Derived from the Arabic word فردوس (firdaws) meaning "paradise", ultimately from Avestan pairidaeza meaning "garden, enclosure".
Firdos m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu فردوس (see Firdaus).
Firdous m Urdu
Alternate transcription of Urdu فردوس (see Firdaus).
Firenze f Various
From the name of an Italian city, commonly called Florence in English.
Firmin m French, Medieval English
From the Late Latin name Firminus meaning "firm". This was the name of several early saints, notably the 3rd-century bishop Saint Firmin (or Fermin) of Amiens who is especially venerated in Navarre, Spain.
Firmino m Portuguese, Italian (Rare)
Portuguese and Italian form of Firmin.
Firminus m Late Roman
Latin form of Firmin.
Firoozeh f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see Firouzeh).
Firouz m Persian
From Persian پیروز (piruz) or فیروز (firuz) meaning "victorious". This name was borne by Firuz Shah Tughlaq, a 14th-century sultan of Delhi who did much to build the city's infrastructure.
Firouzeh f Persian
Means "turquoise (the gemstone)" in Persian. Alternatively, it may be a feminine form of Firouz.
Firoz m Bengali
Bengali form of Firouz.
Firuz m Persian, Tajik
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروز (see Firouz), as well as the usual Tajik form.
Firuza f Tajik, Azerbaijani
Tajik and Azerbaijani form of Firouzeh.
Firuzə f Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of Firouzeh.
Firuze f Turkish
Turkish form of Firouzeh.
Firuzeh f Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian فیروزه (see Firouzeh).
Fishel m Yiddish
Means "little fish" in Yiddish, a diminutive of פֿיש (fish) meaning "fish".
Fisher m English
From an English surname meaning "fisherman".
Fito m Spanish
Diminutive of Adolfo or Rodolfo.
Fitz m English (Rare)
Short form of various given names that are derived from surnames beginning with Norman French fitz meaning "son of" (for example Fitzroy).
Fitzroy m English (Rare)
From an English surname meaning "son of the king" in Old French, originally given to illegitimate sons of monarchs.
Fitzwilliam m Literature
From an English surname meaning "son of William", formed using the Anglo-Norman French prefix fitz, derived from filius "son". This is the given name of Mr. Darcy, a character in Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice (1813).
Fizza f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فضّة (see Fidda).
Fjolla f Albanian
From Albanian fjollë meaning "fine snow".
Flæmingr m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Flemming.
Flaithrí m Old Irish
Means "king of princes" from Old Irish flaith "ruler, sovereign, prince" and "king".
Flaka f Albanian
From Albanian flakë meaning "flame".
Flamur m Albanian
Means "flag" in Albanian.
Flanagan m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Ó Flannagáin, itself from the given name Flannagán, which was derived from Irish flann "blood red" and a diminutive suffix.
Flann m & f Irish, Old Irish
Means "blood red" in Irish. This was the name of a 9th-century high king of Ireland.
Flannán m Irish, Old Irish
Diminutive of Flann. This was the name of a 7th-century saint.
Flannery f English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Flannghaile, derived from the given name Flannghal meaning "red valour". A famous bearer was American author Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964).
Flávia f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Flavius.
Flavian m History (Ecclesiastical)
From the Roman family name Flavianus, which was derived from Flavius. This was the name of several early saints including a 5th-century patriarch of Constantinople who was beaten to death.
Flaviano m Italian
Italian form of Flavian.
Flavie f French
French feminine form of Flavius.
Flavien m French
French form of Flavian.
Flavienne f French (Rare)
French feminine form of Flavian.
Flávio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Flavius.
Flavio m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Flavius.
Flaviu m Romanian
Romanian form of Flavius.
Flavius m Ancient Roman, Romanian
Roman family name meaning "golden" or "yellow-haired" from Latin flavus "yellow, golden". Flavius was the family name of the 1st-century Roman emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. It was used as a personal name by several later emperors, notably by Constantine.
Flemming m Danish
From a medieval Norse nickname meaning "from Flanders".
Fletcher m English
From a surname meaning "maker of arrows" in Middle English, ultimately from Old French flechier.
Fleur f French, Dutch, English (Rare)
Means "flower" in French. Saint Fleur of Issendolus (Flor in Gascon) was a 14th-century nun from Maurs, France. This was also the name of a character in John Galsworthy's novels The Forsyte Saga (1922).
Flick f & m English (Rare)
Diminutive of Felicity. In some cases it can be a nickname from the English word flick.
Flint m English
From the English vocabulary word, from Old English flint.
Flip m Dutch
Diminutive of Filip.
Flo f English
Short form of Florence or Flora.
Floella f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Flo.
Floor m & f Dutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see Florence) or Flora.
Floortje f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Floor.
Flor f Spanish, Portuguese
Either directly from Spanish or Portuguese flor meaning "flower", or a short form of Florencia.
Flóra f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Flora.
Flora f English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, French, Greek, Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin flos meaning "flower". Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France. In Scotland it was sometimes used as an Anglicized form of Fionnghuala.
Flore f French
French form of Flora.
Florence f & m English, French
From the Latin name Florentius or the feminine form Florentia, which were derived from florens "prosperous, flourishing". Florentius was borne by many early Christian saints, and it was occasionally used in their honour through the Middle Ages. In modern times it is mostly feminine.... [more]
Florência f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Florencia f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Florêncio m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Florentius (see Florence).
Florencio m Spanish
Spanish form of Florentius (see Florence).
Florent m French
French masculine form of Florentius (see Florence).
Florentia f Late Roman
Original feminine form of Florence.
Florentin m Romanian, French, German (Rare)
Romanian, French and German form of Florentinus.
Florentine f French
French form of Florentina.
Florentino m Spanish
Spanish form of Florentinus.
Florentinus m Late Roman
Latin name that was a derivative of Florentius (see Florence).
Florentius m Late Roman
Original masculine form of Florence.
Floretta f English
Latinate diminutive of Flora.
Florette f French (Rare)
French diminutive of Flora.
Flórián m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Florianus (see Florian).
Florián m Slovak, Czech, Spanish
Slovak, Czech and Spanish form of Florianus (see Florian).
Florian m German, French, Romanian, Polish, History
From the Roman cognomen Florianus, a derivative of Florus. This was the name of a short-lived Roman emperor of the 3rd century, Marcus Annius Florianus. It was also borne by Saint Florian, a martyr of the 3rd century, the patron saint of Poland and Upper Austria.
Floriana f Italian, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Florianus (see Florian).
Floriane f French
French feminine form of Florian.
Floriano m Italian
Italian form of Florian.
Florijan m Croatian, Slovene
Croatian and Slovene form of Florian.
Florimond m Literature, French
Possibly from Latin florens meaning "prosperous, flourishing" combined with the Germanic element mund meaning "protection". This is the name of the prince in some versions of the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty.
Florin m Romanian
Romanian form of Florinus.
Florinda f Spanish, Portuguese
Elaborated form of Spanish or Portuguese flor meaning "flower".
Florine f French
French feminine form of Florinus.
Florinus m Late Roman
Latin name that was a derivative of Florus. This was the name of a 9th-century Swiss saint.
Floris m Dutch
Dutch form of Florentius (see Florence).
Floro m Italian (Rare), Spanish (Rare), Portuguese (Rare)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Florus.
Florrie f English
Diminutive of Florence or Flora.
Florry f English
Diminutive of Florence or Flora.
Florus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen that was derived from Latin flos meaning "flower".
Flossie f English
Diminutive of Florence.
Flower f English (Rare)
Simply from the English word flower for the blossoming plant. It is derived (via Old French) from Latin flos.
Floyd m English
Variant of Lloyd.
Flutura f Albanian
Means "butterfly" in Albanian.
Flynn m English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Floinn, which was derived from the given name or byname Flann. A famous bearer of the surname was American actor Errol Flynn (1909-1959). As a given name, it grew in popularity after it was featured as a character in the Disney movie Tangled in 2010.
Foka m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Phocas.
Folami m & f Western African (Rare), Yoruba (Rare)
Means "respect and honour me" in Yoruba.
Folcher m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Volker.
Folke m Swedish, Danish
Short form of various Old Norse names that contain the element folk meaning "people", and thus a cognate of Fulk.
Fólki m Old Norse
Old Norse form of Folke.
Foma m Russian
Russian form of Thomas.
Fons m Dutch
Short form of Alfons.
Forbes m Scottish
From a Scottish surname that was originally taken from the name of a village in Aberdeenshire, which means "field, area of land" in Gaelic.
Ford m English
From an English surname that was derived from a place name meaning "ford" in Old English. A famous bearer of the surname was the American industrialist Henry Ford (1863-1947).
Forest m English
Variant of Forrest, or else directly from the English word forest.
Forrest m English
From an English surname meaning "forest", originally belonging to a person who lived near a forest. In America it has sometimes been used in honour of the Confederate Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877). This name was borne by the title character in the movie Forrest Gump (1994) about a loveable simpleton. Use of the name increased when the movie was released, but has since faded away.
Fortuna f Roman Mythology
Means "luck" in Latin. In Roman mythology this was the name of the personification of luck.
Fortunato m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Late Latin name Fortunatus meaning "fortunate, blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints and martyrs.
Fortune m & f French, English (Rare)
Simply from the word fortune, ultimately from Latin fortuna, a derivative of fors "luck".
Foster 1 m English
From an English surname that has several different origins: see Foster 1, Foster 2, Foster 3 and Foster 4.
Foster 2 m English
English form of Vaast, referring to Saint Vedastus.
Foteini f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Φωτεινή (see Fotini).
Fotini f Greek
Modern Greek form of Photine.
Fotios m Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Photios.
Fotis m Greek
Modern Greek variant of Photios.
Fouad m Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic فؤاد (see Fuad).
Fox m English (Modern)
Either from the English word fox or the surname Fox, which originally given as a nickname. The surname was borne by George Fox (1624-1691), the founder of the Quakers.
Fran m & f Spanish, English, Croatian, Slovene
Short form of Francis, Frances or related names.
Franc m Slovene
Slovene form of Francis.
Franca f Italian
Contracted form of Francesca.
France 1 f French
From the name of the country, sometimes considered a feminine form of Frank or short form of Françoise, both of which are ultimately related to the name of the country.
France 2 m Slovene
Slovene form of Francis. This name was borne by the Slovene poet France Prešeren (1800-1849).
Francene f English (Rare)
English variant of Francine.
Frances f English
Feminine form of Francis. The distinction between Francis as a masculine name and Frances as a feminine name did not arise until the 17th century. A notable bearer was Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917), a social worker and the first American to be canonized.
Francesc m Catalan
Catalan form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Francesca f Italian, Catalan
Italian and Catalan feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Francesca Pia f Italian
Combination of Francesca and Pia.
Francesco m Italian
Italian form of Franciscus (see Francis). Francesco Laurana was an Italian Renaissance sculptor.
Francesco Pio m Italian
Combination of Francesco and Pio.
Francescu m Corsican
Corsican form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Francette f French
Feminine diminutive of François.
Franci m Slovene
Diminutive of Frančišek.
Francis m & f English, French
English form of the Late Latin name Franciscus meaning "Frenchman", ultimately from the Germanic tribe of the Franks, who were named for a type of spear that they used. This name was borne by the 13th-century Saint Francis of Assisi, who was originally named Giovanni but was given the nickname Francesco by his father, an admirer of the French. Francis went on to renounce his father's wealth and devote his life to the poor, founding the Franciscan order of friars. Later in his life he apparently received the stigmata.... [more]
Francisca f Spanish, Portuguese, Late Roman
Spanish and Portuguese feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Francisco m Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Franciscus (see Francis). This is the Spanish name of Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). Other notable bearers include the Spanish painter and engraver Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) and the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975).
Francisco Javier m Spanish
Combination of Francisco and Javier, referring to Saint Francis Xavier.
Franciscus m Late Roman, Dutch
Latin form of Francis. This is also the official Dutch form, used on birth certificates but typically rendered Frans in daily life.
Frančišek m Slovene
Slovene form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frančiška f Slovene
Slovene feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Franciska f Hungarian
Hungarian feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Francisque m French
French variant of Franciscus (see Francis), now somewhat archaic.
Franciszek m Polish
Polish form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Franciszka f Polish
Polish feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Franck m French
French form of Frank.
Francka f Slovene
Short form of Frančiška.
Franco m Italian, Ancient Germanic
Italian form of Frank, also used as a short form of the related name Francesco.
François m French
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.
Françoise f French
Feminine form of François.
François-Marie m French
Combination of François and Marie.
Frane m Croatian
Croatian form of Francis.
Frang m Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Francis.
Frangag f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic feminine form of Francis.
Franjo m Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of Francis.
Frank m English, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, French
From a Germanic name that referred to a member of the Germanic tribe, the Franks. The Franks settled in the regions now called France, Belgium and the Netherlands in the 3rd and 4th century. They possibly derived their tribal name from 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. In modern times it is sometimes used as a short form of Francis or Franklin.... [more]
Franka 1 f German, Dutch
German and Dutch feminine form of Frank.
Franka 2 f Croatian
Croatian form of Franca.
Frankenstein m Popular Culture
From the surname Frankenstein, used by Mary Shelley in her 1818 novel of the same name for the scientist Victor Frankenstein. The monster that Frankenstein created, which has no name in the novel, is sometimes called Frankenstein in modern speech, as if it were his given name.
Frankie m & f English
Diminutive of Frank or Frances.
Franklin m English
From an English surname that 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).
Franko m Croatian
Croatian form of Franco.
Frannie f English
Diminutive of Frances.
Franny m & f English
Diminutive of Francis or Frances.
Frano m Croatian
Croatian form of Francis.
Frans m Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Dutch, Scandinavian and Finnish form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frañsez m Breton
Breton form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frañseza f Breton
Breton feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
František m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Františka f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frantzisca f Sardinian
Sardinian feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frantziscu m Sardinian
Sardinian form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frantziska f Basque
Basque feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Frantzisko m Basque
Basque form of Franciscus (see Francis).
Franz m German
German form of Franciscus (see Francis). This name was borne by the influential writer Franz Kafka (1883-1924), author of The Trial and The Castle among other works. It was also the name of rulers of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire.
Fränze f German
Diminutive of Franziska.
Franzi f German
Short form of Franziska.
Franziska f German
German feminine form of Franciscus (see Francis).