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Gender: Female Meaning of Franca: "free" Origin of Franca: Latin

The name Franca is a girl's name of Italian, Latin origin meaning "free". Franca and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Freedom and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favorite name".

From the experts:

One of the most attractive and exotic spins on the "Fran" franchise.

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Famous People Named Franca

Franca Sozzani, the late Editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia
Franca Valeri, Italian actress
Franca Marzi, Italian actress
Franca Rame, Italian actress, wife of Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo

Pop Culture References for the name Franca

franca, Polish name of syphilis

Franca's International Variations

Franka (German)


EW314 Says:


I really like it but prefer the Franka spelling. It feels spunkier and lends itself better to my favourite nickname, Frankie.

Michaela Says:


Frah-nka or frank-a? Either way, I love this name.

Guest Says:


very cute and kinda off-beat. Love it!