Italian variation of Francis
"Frenchman or free man"

Franco Origin and Meaning

The name Franco is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "Frenchman or free man".
A classic Italian name still heard in the Italian-American community. Once tainted by the association with the Spanish dictator, it's now more likely to call up actor James Franco.

The bright o ending and the popularity of Pope Francis could increase the appeal of this name.
# 937 in the US

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Famous People Named Franco

  • Franco Harrisformer American football player
  • Franco NeroItalian actor, husband of Vanessa Redgrave
  • James FrancoAmerican actor
  • Dave FrancoAmerican actor
  • Francisco FrancoSpanish dictator
  • Franco Modiglianiwinner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

Franco in Pop Culture

  • FrancoJames Franco's character on General Hospital