Name: Frank

Origin and Meaning of the Name Frank

  • Meaning:
    Javelin
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  • Meaning:
    Free
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  • Meaning:
    Honest
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (frank)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Frank)
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Miscellaneous Info for Frank

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Frank is an older name than Francis. Like Francis, it is an English form of the French name François, from the Germanic tribe "the Franks". It is highly possible that the name was first derived in English from the Germanic 'franca' meaning "javelin, spear", rather than to its Latin counterpart 'francus' meaning "free".
    Frank can be used as a nickname for many names, including Francis and Franklin.

    Used on its own, Frank can have the additional meaning of "sincere."

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