Gender: Male Meaning of Frank: "Frenchman or free man" Origin of Frank: Diminutive of Francis or Franklin Frank's Popularity in 2019: #403

Frank Origin and Meaning

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

A Top 10 name from the 1880s until the 1920s, Frank has fallen from favor but still has a certain warm, friendly real-guy grandpa flavor that could come back into style, like other such choices as Jake and Jack. Maybe thanks to Sinatra, it's become a new hipster favorite with such couples as Diana Krall and Elvis Costello.

Frank has a wide variety of interesting namesakes, including architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry, artist Frank Stella, director Frank Capra, musician Frank Zappa, and Muppeteer/director Frank Oz, to name a few. Musician Frank Ocean was born Christopher Breaux.

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Rank in US: #403

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Famous People Named Frank

Pop Culture References for the name Frank

Franck, Francke, Frankie

Frank's International Variations

Franc (Slavic) Franz (German) Franco (Italian)


ParanoidAndroid Says:


In my opinion, Frank is cool. Francis is not. Frank is the often sophisticated, suave, and humorous guy. Francis is either a revoltingly unhygienic high school bully or a clumsy geek. You decide.

Koolkitty108 Says:


Frank Sinatra was the only person to come to mind, along with this annoying kid I used to know back in middle school.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this.

yourlocaldumpster Says:


All I can think about is Frank Iero

LickTheIceCream Says:


Your kid could always say "Let me be Frank with you"

EW314 Says:


Frank strikes me as such a cool-guy name for a modern kid. I know it sounds old-fashioned, but vintage is seriously in, and this is going to feel cool as a cucumber in a class full of Augustines, Theodores, Leopoldos and Atticuses. Those are all nice names, but Frank - just Frank - feels much more effortlessly cool.