Name: Fanny

Origin and Meaning of the Name Fanny

  • Meaning:
    From France
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Free
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (FAH nee); (FAN ee)
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Miscellaneous Info for Fanny

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Fanny is a diminutive form of Frances, and so the English equivalent of the French FranÁoise. Due to its slang meanings in the USA and UK (meaning "rear end" or "bum") it is rarely found on anyone under the age of about 80.

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