Gender: Male Meaning of Franz: "Frenchman or free man" Origin of Franz: German variation of Francis, Latin

Franz Origin and Meaning

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

Franz is the German equivalent to Francis, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a Franz outside of countries with Germanic origins. In America the name is often associated with celebrated author Franz Kafka, who was born in Prague.

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Leonina Says:


It's the first of our family doctor ;)

danirose01 Says:


This is the name of my wiener dog... couldn't imagine it on a human, LOL