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Gender: M Meaning of Frank: "Frenchman or free man" Origin of Frank: Diminutive of Francis or Franklin Frank's Popularity in 2013: #327

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A Top 10 name from the 1880s until the 1920s, Frank has fallen from favor but still has a certain warm, friendly real-guy grandpa flavor that could come back into style, like other such choices as Jake and Jack. Maybe thanks to Sinatra, it's become a new hipster favorite with such couples as Diana Krall and Elvis Costello.

Frank has a wide variety of interesting namesakes, including architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry, artist Frank Stella, director Frank Capra, musician Frank Zappa, and Muppeteer/director Frank Oz, to name a few.

Famous People Named Frank

Frank Sinatra, American singer
Frank Edwin Wright III, real name of Tre Cool from Green Day
Frank Iero, American guitarist
Frank Ocean, American singer
Frank Zombo, American football player
Frank Gore, American football player
Frank Omiyale, American football player
Frank Salsedo, Native American actor
Frank Turner, English singer
Frank Langella, American actor
Frank Wilczek, physicist, mathematician & Nobel prize winner
Frank Joslyn Baum (1883-1958), American writer & film producer
Frank B. Kellogg, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
Ilya Frank, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Frank Macfarlane Burnet, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Frank Sherwood Rowland, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Pop Culture References for the Name Frank

Frank Underwood, character in TV series House of Cards
Frank Zhang, son of Ares in the Heroes of Olympus series
Frank Hardy, one of the Hardy Boys, brother of Joe Hardy
Frank Sunderland, character in the game Silent Hill 4
Frank Colridge, character in the game Silent Hill: Downpour
Frank Breitkopf, character on the TV show Criminal Minds
Frank Barone, character from TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Frank Blossom, character from TV series "The Worst Witch"
Frank Jackson, from the movie "Big Fat Liar"
Frank, from the movie "The Invention of Lying"
Frank 'Grimey' Grimes, one-time character on "The Simpsons"
King Frank, the first ruler of Narnia in 'The Magician's Nephew' by C.S. Lewis
Frank Wheatley, character from movie "Sling Blade"
Frank Sahwit, character from 'Ace Attorney'

Franck, Francke, Frankie

Frank's International Variations

Franz (German) Franco (Italian) Franc (Slavic)