German variation of Francis, Latin
"Frenchman or free man"

Franz Origin and Meaning

The name Franz is a boy's name of German origin meaning "Frenchman or free man".

Franz is the German equivalent to Francis, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a Franz outside of countries with Germanic origins. In America the name is often associated with celebrated author Franz Kafka, who was born in Prague.

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Famous People Named Franz

  • Franz Joseph IEmperor of Austria,Hungary
  • Franz FerdinandArchduke of Austria,Hungary
  • Franz I (Franz de Paula Maria Karl August)Prince of Liechtenstein
  • Franz Joseph I (Franz de Paula Josef Johann Nepomuk Andreas)Prince of Liechtenstein
  • Franz Joseph II (Franz Josef Maria Aloys Alfred Karl Johannes Heinrich Michael Georg Ignaz Benediktus Gerhardus Majella)Prince of Liechtenstein
  • Franz Xaver GruberAustrian composer of "Silent Night"
  • Franz Xaver WinterhalterGerman court painter
  • (Franz) Joseph HaydnAustrian composer
  • Franz Uri BoasGerman,American anthropologist
  • Franz Alhusaine DramehGambian British actor
  • Franz KafkaCzech,German novelist
  • Franz LisztHungarian composer
  • Franz Peter SchubertAustrian composer
  • Franz Leopold NeumannGerman political scientist
  • Franz MarcGerman painter and printmaker
  • Franz TostAustrian racing driver

Franz in Pop Culture

  • Franzcharacter in video game "Human Killing Machine"
  • Franz Heinelcharacter in anime "Future GPX Cyber Formula"
  • Franz Hoppercharacter in French animated series "Code Lyoko"
  • Franz Kemmerichcharacter in E.M. Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front"
  • Franz Liebkindcharacter in musical and film "The Producers"
  • Franz Sanchezcharacter in 1989 James Bond film "Licence to Kill"
  • Franzcharacter in "Attack on Titan"
  • Hans and Franzweightlifting duo in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch
  • Franz FerdinandScottish rock band