Frank

Pronunciation: fra-hnk
Origin: Germany
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

The name Frank is of Germanic origin and is derived from the Old French and Middle English term "frank," which means "free" or "unconfined". The name is also associated with the Germanic tribes known as the Franks, who were known for their freedom and independence, especially in comparison to the serfs of the time. Their realm, which included what is now France, was home to a free people, and this connection to freedom is likely how the name Frank came to be associated with being direct and honest. The meaning of Frank as being honest and direct stems from its origin in the medieval Latin term "francus," which became French and later morphed into English as "frank". This meaning may date back even further to Old German, although it is unclear whether it started as a name and took on other meanings or started as a word and was later adopted as a name. The first recorded person named Francis, or "Frank," was Francis of Assisi, a central figure in Christianity, further solidifying the name's connection to honesty and freedom.

Frank Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Frank is currently #360 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Frank is currently #360 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Nature: Frank is currently #118 on Kiindred Nature Names
gender-male Boy Nature: Frank is currently #118 on Kiindred Boy Nature Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Frank is currently #357 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Frank is currently #357 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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