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Gender: F Meaning of Fran: "from France or free man" Origin of Fran: Diminutive of Frances

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

Famous People Named Fran

Francine Joy "Fran" Drescher, American actress
Fran Jeffries, American singer, actress & model
Fran Allison, American TV and radio comedienne
Fran Warren, American pop singer
Francesca "Fran" Kirby, English football player

Pop Culture References for the name Fran

Fran Fine, character on TV's "The Nanny" played by Fran Drescher
Frances "Fran" Sinclair, mother on sitcom "Dinosaurs"
Fran Katzenjammer, character from British TV series "Black Books"
Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky, character in the movie "Dodgeball"
Fran Carvey, character in the movie "The Getaway"
"Kukla, Fran and Ollie," TV puppet show starring Fran Allison
"Fran," 1985 Australian movie
Fran, character from the video game Final Fantasy XII
Fran, red squirrel from Disney's "Higglytown Heroes"
FRAN (Friendly Replicator Android), character in TV's "Stargate Atlantis"
Fran, character in video game "Inazuma Eleven GO VS Danball Senki W."
Fran Bow, from the eponymous video game