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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Franc
A silver coin of France, and since 1795 the unit of the French monetary system. It has been adopted by Belgium and Swizerland. In 1913 it was equivalent to about nineteen cents American, or ten pence British, and is divided into 100 centimes.

Etymology: F., fr. franc a Franc. See Frank (a.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 centimes

From French franc

  1. former unit of currency of France, Belgium and Luxembourg, replaced by the euro.
  2. Any of several units of currency, some of which are multi-national (West African CFA Franc (XOF), Central African CFA Franc (XAF), the Swiss Franc (CHF)) while others are national currencies.

franc was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Hungarian, Middle French, Norman, Old French, and Romanian

Notable Persons Named Franc

Franc Roddam is a screenwriter, film director, businessman, publisher, and television producer. His ongoing career started in 1969. Franc was given the name Francis George Roddam on April 29th, 1946 in Norton, County Durham.


Franc D'Ambrosio is an actor, singing, and singer. Franc was born on August 11th, 1962 in The Bronx.


Franc was born on December 22nd, 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.


Franc Fernandez is an artist, fashion designer, and stylist. Franc was born in Argentina.


Franc Rozman is a military person. His military service ended in 1939.


Franc was born on July 8th, 1965.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Franc

Livvi Franc is a pop music, contemporary r&b, dance music, and reggae musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to 2007. Livvi was given the name Olivia Charlotte Waithe on May 31st, 1988 in Harrogate.


Otto was born in 1846. He left this life in 1903.


Josef was born on January 18th, 1979 in Čáslav, Czech Republic.


Urban was born on June 5th, 1975 in Kranj.


Michal was born on November 2nd, 1967 in Karlovy Vary.


Andre was born in 1911. He died in 1990.


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Popularity of Franc as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Franc U.S.
  White 85.19% 64.26%
  African American 6.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Franc

People with the last name Franc are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Franc

  • How Popular is the name Franc? Franc is the 57,569th most popular name of all time. As a last name Franc was the 48,800th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Franc have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26 babies born with the first name Franc in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Franc? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Franc first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Franc is Wednesday, November 9th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Franc born? The highest recorded use of the first name Franc was in 2002 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Franc: Your name in reverse order is Cnarf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fncar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Franc? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 432 people with the last name Franc.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Franc? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Franc as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.