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Gender: male
Pronunciation: FRANK
Meaning: javelin, free
Related Names: Frances, Francis, Francisco, Franklin, Franklyn, François

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Rank in 2000s: 230

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Name: frank Origin: Latin,, Meaning (no case): javelin, free






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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

The name Frank is primarily an English name, although its roots can be traced back to a German tribe that was called the Franks. The name of the tribe could come from a certain kind of spear that they carried, and therefore only those who carried the weapon were called Franks. Alternatively, the tribal name could mean that those who carry the weapon are free men. Either way, the name of this Germanic tribe (somewhat ironically) later became the name of France.

Frank is sometimes considered a name in its own right, and sometimes considered a shortened form of the name Franklin. It is also considered a diminutive form of Francis or the Italian Francesco.

POPULARITY

The name Frank has lost ground as a popular name since the 1950’s in the U.S., but was quite a popular name from about 1850-1950. Although the trend is a falling one, the name Frank remains high in the top 1000 baby names in America each year even though it is no longer in the top 200 baby names. [1]


FACTS

Frank is not only a proper noun (name), but it’s also an adjective (‘to be frank’ with someone is to be quite honest) and can be made into an adverb (‘frankly, I just don’t care’). As such, Frank can be used as a word (such as in Scrabble) whereas most names cannot.

Frank Lloyd Wright is a famous American architect from the 20th century. One of his most famous houses is in Western Pennsylvania, just one of the places where his work can be viewed. The house is a modern style, with many acres of forested land around it. The house is called Falling Water and has water intricately worked into the structure of the house, making the house a part of the landscape. Frank Lloyd Wright also designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Frank Sinatra (born Francis Sinatra) is one of the most famous American musicians. A jazz singer, he popularized a lot of music with his velvety smooth voice and some of the most famous jazz songs can be attributed back to him, such as 'My Way', the theme 'New York, New York' and 'Love & Marriage'.


NAMESAKES

Characters named Frank from T.V. . Movies & Music:

  • Frank Abagnale Jr. (‘Catch Me if You Can’, 2002)
  • Frankie Lee (‘Ballad of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest’, Bob Dylan)
  • Frankie('Frankie & Johnny', 1991)



FAMOUS PERSONS


NOTES

< http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/> <http://www.thinkbabynames.com/meaning/1/Frank/>


OTHER FRANK'S

Frank Beals, Frank Cooney, Frank Fielding, Frank Hutchison, Frank McHugh, Frank Parker, Frank Schenk, Frank Watkins, Frank Smith, Frank Johnson, Frank Williams, Frank Jones, Frank Brown, Frank Davis, Frank Miller, Frank Wilson, Frank Moore, Frank Taylor, Frank Aamodt, Frank Aanenson, Frank Aard, Frank Aasand, Frank Aat, Frank Ab, Frank Aba, Frank Abadessa, Frank Abadie, Frank Abagnail, Frank Abalos, Frank Abange, Frank Abart, Frank Abas, Frank Abascal, Frank Abasciano, Frank Abass, Frank Abate, Frank Abatemarco, Frank Abato, Frank Abay, Frank Abba, Frank Abbamonte, Frank Abban, Frank Aberrazak, Frank Armwood, Frank Bambarola, Frank Aabye, Frank Aamold, Frank Aap, Frank Aaron, Frank Aarons, More results

Author: Rachel Hanson

Facts about FrankRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 5  +
Meaning javelin, free  +
Meaningnc javelin, free  +
Name frank  +
Origin Latin  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation FRANK  +
Rank in 2000s 230  +
Related Frances  +, Francis  +, Francisco  +, Franklin  +, Franklyn  +, and François  +
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