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Gender: Female Meaning of Franny: "from France or free man" Origin of Franny: Latin, diminutive of Frances

The name Franny is a girl's name meaning "from France or free man". Franny and is often added to lists like Unique Girl Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

If Frances and Fran are too serious for you, and Fanny too saucy, you might like Franny, still identified by some with J. D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey stories.

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Famous People Named Franny

Franny Armstrong, English documentary filmmaker
Franny Billingsley, American children's novelist
Franny Moyle, British TV producer and author

Pop Culture References for the name Franny

Franny, main character in "Franny and Zooey" by J.D. Salinger
Franny Berry, a main character in "Hotel New Hampshire" by John Irving
Franny, character in "The Magic Faraway Tree" by Enid Blyton
Francine "Franny" Fantootsie, main character in Canadian animated series "Franny's Feet"
Franny K. Stein, title character in the children's book series by Jim Benton
Franny Gallagher, daughter of Debbie Gallagher on "Shameless"