Diminutive of Frances
"from France or free man"

Fran Origin and Meaning

The name Fran is a girl's name meaning "from France or free man".

This short form has been pretty much replaced by Franny, Fanny. and especially Frankie.

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Famous People Named Fran

  • Francine Joy "Fran" DrescherAmerican actress
  • Fran Jeffries (born Frances Ann Makris)American singer, actress & model
  • Frances Helen "Fran" AllisonAmerican TV and radio comedienne
  • Fran Warren (born Frances Wolfe)American pop singer
  • Francesca "Fran" KirbyEnglish football player
  • Frances Joan "Fran" BrillAmerican Muppeteer and actress
  • Frances Ann "Fran" LebowitzAmerican author and speaker
  • Francesca Mary "Fran" UnsworthEnglish journalist and BBC executive
  • Frances Helen "Fran" WildeNew Zealand MP

Fran in Pop Culture

  • Francine Joy "Fran" Finecharacter on TV's "The Nanny" played by Fran Drescher
  • Frances "Fran" Sinclairmother on sitcom "Dinosaurs"
  • Fran Katzenjammercharacter from British TV series "Black Books"
  • Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchskycharacter in the movie "Dodgeball"
  • Fran Carveycharacter in the movie "The Getaway"
  • "KuklaFran and Ollie," TV puppet show starring Fran Allison
  • "Fran" 1985 Australian movie
  • Francharacter from the video game Final Fantasy XII
  • Franred squirrel from Disney's "Higglytown Heroes"
  • FRAN (Friendly Replicator Android)character in TV's "Stargate Atlantis"
  • Francharacter in video game "Inazuma Eleven GO VS Danball Senki W."
  • Fran Bowfrom the eponymous video game

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