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Franz

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German variation of Francis, Latin
"Frenchman or free man"

Franz Origin and Meaning

The name Franz is 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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Famous People Named Franz

  • Franz Joseph IEmperor of Austria,Hungary
  • Franz FerdinandArchduke of Austria,Hungary
  • Franz I (Franz de Paula Maria Karl August)Prince of Liechtenstein
  • Franz Joseph I (Franz de Paula Josef Johann Nepomuk Andreas)Prince of Liechtenstein
  • Franz Joseph II (Franz Josef Maria Aloys Alfred Karl Johannes Heinrich Michael Georg Ignaz Benediktus Gerhardus Majella)Prince of Liechtenstein
  • Franz Xaver GruberAustrian composer of "Silent Night"
  • Franz Xaver WinterhalterGerman court painter
  • (Franz) Joseph HaydnAustrian composer
  • Franz Uri BoasGerman,American anthropologist
  • Franz Alhusaine DramehGambian British actor
  • Franz KafkaCzech,German novelist
  • Franz LisztHungarian composer
  • Franz Peter SchubertAustrian composer
  • Franz Leopold NeumannGerman political scientist
  • Franz MarcGerman painter and printmaker
  • Franz TostAustrian racing driver

Franz in Pop Culture

  • Franzcharacter in video game "Human Killing Machine"
  • Franz Heinelcharacter in anime "Future GPX Cyber Formula"
  • Franz Hoppercharacter in French animated series "Code Lyoko"
  • Franz Kemmerichcharacter in E.M. Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front"
  • Franz Liebkindcharacter in musical and film "The Producers"
  • Franz Sanchezcharacter in 1989 James Bond film "Licence to Kill"
  • Franzcharacter in "Attack on Titan"
  • Hans and Franzweightlifting duo in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch
  • Franz FerdinandScottish rock band