Fran

First Name
5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
211
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fran

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Alt. Meaning

F is for fun, your zest for life!

R is for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

A is for adaptable, whenever things change

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Notable Persons Named Fran

Fran Drescher is a comedian, model (people), actor, television producer, author, model, actress, and producer. She was most active from 1977 to present. Fran was given the name Francine Joy Drescher on September 30th, 1957 in Kew Gardens, Queens, New York, U.S.

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Fran Lebowitz is a writer. Fran was given the name Frances Ann Lebowitz on October 27th, 1950 in Morristown, New Jersey.

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Fran Tarkenton is a football player. Fran was born on February 3rd, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia.

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Fran Kranz is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Fran was given the name Francis Elliott Kranz on July 13th, 1981 in Los Angeles. Fran is also known as Kranz and Francis Elliott (full name).

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Fran Walsh is a screenwriter, film producer, and lyricist. Her ongoing career started in 1983. Fran was given the name Frances Rosemary Walsh on January 10th, 1959 in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Fran Healy is a musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, banjo, drums, sitar, Fender Telecaster, Fender Mustang, and Fender Telecaster Thinline. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Fran was given the name Francis Healy on July 23rd, 1973 in Stafford, England, United Kingdom.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fran

Fran is a soccer player for the Deportivo de La Coruña, Deportivo de La Coruña B, and Spain national football team. Fran was born on July 14th, 1969 in Carreira (Ribeira). Fran is also known as Fran.

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Carol Fran is an electric blues, soul blues, and swamp pop singing, pianist, and songwriter. She plays Human voice and Piano. She was most prominent from 1950 to present. Carol was given the name Carol Martin on October 23rd, 1933 in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States.

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Matias Fran is an athlete for the Maccabi Netanya (beach soccer).

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José Fran is a sports team member for the Burgos CF.

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Juan Fran is an athlete for the St Joseph's F.C.

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How popular is the baby name Fran in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 6 6 0
1913 8 8 0
1914 8 8 0
1915 6 6 0
1916 7 7 0
1917 8 8 0
1918 21 16 5
1919 7 7 0
1920 8 8 0
1921 12 12 0
1922 5 5 0
1924 17 17 0
1925 12 12 0
1926 15 15 0
1927 14 14 0
1928 14 14 0
1929 9 9 0
1930 12 12 0
1931 12 12 0
1932 6 6 0
1933 9 9 0
1934 27 27 0
1935 43 34 9
1936 28 28 0
1937 47 47 0
1938 43 43 0
1939 68 61 7
1940 60 60 0
1941 77 70 7
1942 116 107 9
1943 133 133 0
1944 113 113 0
1945 106 100 6
1946 175 165 10
1947 171 163 8
1948 155 146 9
1949 116 116 0
1950 97 97 0
1951 157 149 8
1952 138 138 0
1953 152 152 0
1954 151 151 0
1955 177 177 0
1956 161 161 0
1957 202 190 12
1958 232 210 22
1959 285 270 15
1960 297 280 17
1961 260 247 13
1962 180 164 16
1963 145 132 13
1964 128 116 12
1965 109 100 9
1966 92 87 5
1967 78 71 7
1968 53 53 0
1969 50 45 5
1970 46 39 7
1971 47 39 8
1972 18 18 0
1973 28 28 0
1974 25 25 0
1975 25 25 0
1976 33 24 9
1977 33 28 5
1978 21 21 0
1979 11 11 0
1980 27 17 10
1981 23 14 9
1982 18 13 5
1983 12 7 5
1984 15 15 0
1985 7 7 0
1986 15 6 9
1987 6 6 0
1988 7 0 7
1990 5 0 5
1991 6 6 0
1993 6 0 6
1994 5 0 5
1996 5 0 5
1997 6 0 6
1998 5 0 5
2002 5 0 5
2003 8 0 8
2004 5 0 5
2012 5 0 5
2015 5 5 0
2016 7 0 7
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of Fran as a first name

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Popularity of Fran as a last name

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Common last names for Fran

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  • Brown
  • Rodrig
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fran U.S.
  White 47.87% 64.26%
  African American 12.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 21.33% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 14.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fran

People with the last name Fran are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Fran

  • How Popular is the name Fran? Fran is the 3,637th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fran was the 88,020th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fran have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,334 babies born with the first name Fran in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fran to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fran? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Fran first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fran is Friday, January 2nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Fran born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fran was in 1960 with a total of 280 babies.
  • Random Fran Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fran is not a popular baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 11 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Fran: Your name in reverse order is Narf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fnra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fran? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 211 people with the last name Fran.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fran? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fran as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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