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Gender: M Meaning of Frank: "Frenchman or free man" Origin of Frank: Diminutive of Francis or Franklin Frank's Popularity in 2015: #355

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.

Famous People Named Frank

Frank Ocean, Christopher Francis "Frank" Ocean (born Christopher Edwin Breaux)
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, American singer and actor
Frank Anthony Wilczek, American physicist & Nobel prize winner
(Lyman) Frank Baum, American children's novelist
Frank Joslyn Baum, American novelist & film producer; son of L. Frank Baum
Frank Billings Kellogg, 45th U.S. Secretary of State
Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian virologist and Nobel Prize winner
Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist and Nobel Prize winner
Frank Vincent Zappa, American musician
Frank Langella, American actor
Frank Edwin Wright III, aka Tre Cool, American musician of Green Day
Frank Anthony Iero, American musician of My Chemical Romance and The Cellabration
Christopher Francis "Frank" Ocean (born Christopher Edwin Breaux), American singer-songwriter
Frank William Zombo, American football player
Franklin Delano "Frank" Gore, American football player
Frank Tayo Omiyale, American football player
Frank "Grey Wolf" Salsedo, Native American actor
Francis Edward "Frank" Turner, English singer-songwriter
Frank Black aka Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, American singer-songwriter of Black Francis and The Pixies
Frank Frederick Borman Jr., American astronaut
Jonah Frank King, son of journalists Dana Bash and John King
Frank Fritz, American antiquer and TV personality ("American Pickers")
Frank Dillane, English actor
Frank Harlan James Costello (b. 2006), son of English musician Elvis Costello and Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall

Pop Culture References for the name Frank

Frank Reynolds, character on TV's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
Francis "Frank" Underwood, character on TV series House of Cards
Frank Zhang, son of Mars in the Heroes of Olympus series
Frank Hardy, one of the Hardy Boys, brother of Joe Hardy
Frank Sunderland, character in the game Silent Hill 4
Frank Colridge, character in the game Silent Hill: Downpour
Frank Breitkopf, character on TV's Criminal Minds
Frank Barone, character from TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Frank Blossom, character from TV series "The Worst Witch"
Frank Jackson, character in movie "Big Fat Liar"
Frank Hargate, main character in G. A. Henty's, By Sheer Pluck
Frank, character in movie "The Invention of Lying"
Frank 'Grimey' Grimes, one-time character on "The Simpsons"
Frank Jameson, character in novelette "Beguiling" by Liam Holt
Frank, 1st King of Narnia in 'The Magician's Nephew' by C.S. Lewis
Francis "Frank" Delfino, character in "How to Get Away with Murder"
Frank Wheatley, character in film "Sling Blade"
Frank Sahwit, character from 'Ace Attorney'
Frank Reagan, character on TV's "Blue Bloods"
Frank Wyatt, main character in G. A. Henty's, Through Russian Snows
Frank Longbottom, character in the Harry Potter Series

Franck, Francke, Frankie

Frank's International Variations

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