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Pronunciation

fræŋk

Origin

English, German, French, Dutch

Meaning

This name's origin shares a root with our modern word 'frank', too. Originally, the Franks were a German tribe. Being 'a Frank' became synonymous with being free, and that's how we got our adjective meaning open and direct. As a first name, it dates back to the 8th century, making it really quite ancient when you consider that its roots go back much, much further.

Rank in the year 2015

Frank was ranked #705 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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