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Franco

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1923 8 0 8
1928 6 0 6
1930 7 0 7
1937 6 0 6
1948 7 0 7
1950 9 0 9
1953 7 0 7
1954 11 0 11
1955 7 0 7
1956 5 0 5
1957 17 0 17
1958 12 0 12
1959 24 0 24
1960 27 0 27
1961 23 0 23
1962 26 0 26
1963 19 0 19
1964 38 0 38
1965 33 0 33
1966 38 0 38
1967 53 0 53
1968 46 0 46
1969 50 0 50
1970 53 0 53
1971 36 0 36
1972 52 0 52
1973 66 0 66
1974 68 0 68
1975 89 0 89
1976 97 0 97
1977 81 0 81
1978 78 0 78
1979 87 0 87
1980 106 0 106
1981 82 0 82
1982 72 0 72
1983 59 0 59
1984 79 0 79
1985 61 0 61
1986 63 0 63
1987 82 0 82
1988 70 0 70
1989 91 0 91
1990 71 0 71
1991 80 0 80
1992 106 0 106
1993 91 0 91
1994 93 0 93
1995 77 0 77
1996 89 0 89
1997 76 0 76
1998 77 0 77
1999 82 0 82
2000 115 0 115
2001 116 0 116
2002 115 0 115
2003 131 0 131
2004 194 0 194
2005 207 0 207
2006 203 0 203
2007 178 0 178
2008 264 0 264
2009 307 0 307
2010 253 0 253
2011 206 0 206
2012 203 0 203
2013 234 0 234
2014 274 0 274
2015 251 0 251

Fun Facts about the name Franco

  • How many people with the first name Franco have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,044 babies born with the first name Franco in the United States. That's more than enough people named Franco to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Franco? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Franco first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Franco is Tuesday, December 22nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Franco born? The highest recorded use of the first name Franco was in 2009 with a total of 307 babies.
  • Random Franco Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Franco is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 15 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Franco: Your name in reverse order is Ocnarf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rocfna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Franco? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 69,943 people with the last name Franco.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Franco? Franco was ranked as the 476th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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Popularity of Franco as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Franco U.S.
  White 15.82% 64.26%
  African American 0.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 81.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Franco

People with the last name Franco are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Franco" mean? The list below shows the origins of Franco as well as things modernly associated with the name Franco such as celebrities named Franco.

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Origin and Meaning of Franco

The name "Franco" is of Italian origin, and it means "Free". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)

From Italian franco "French"

  1. (historical) The currency issued between 1805 and 1808 of Lucca in Tuscany, Italy.

franco was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Esperanto, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Name Franco

Franco Nero

Franco Nero is an actor. He was most active from 1962 to present. Franco was given the name Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparanero on November 23rd, 1941 in Parma.

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Franco Baresi

Franco Baresi is a soccer player for the A.C. Milan and Italy national football team. Franco was born on May 8th, 1960 in Travagliato , Italy.

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Franco Vázquez

Franco Vázquez is a soccer player for the U.S. Città di Palermo, Club Atlético Belgrano, Rayo Vallecano, and Italy national football team. Franco was born on February 22nd, 1989 in Tanti, Córdoba, Argentina. Franco is also known as Vázquez and Franco Damián.

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Franco Zeffirelli

Franco Zeffirelli is a senator. His career lasted from 1994 to 2001. His military service ended in 1945. Franco was given the name Gianfranco Zeffirelli on February 12th, 1923 in Florence.

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Franco Harris

Franco Harris is a football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks. He was most active from 1972 to 1984. Franco was born on March 7th, 1950 in Fort Dix.

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Franco Di Santo

Franco Di Santo is a soccer player for the FC Schalke 04, Audax Italiano, Chelsea F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Wigan Athletic F.C., SV Werder Bremen, Argentina national under-20 football team, and Argentina national football team. Franco was born on April 7th, 1989 in Mendoza, Argentina. Franco is also known as Di Santo and Franco Matías.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Franco

James Franco

James Franco is an actor and filmmaker. His ongoing career started in 1997. James was given the name James Edward Franco on April 19th, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, U.S.

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Dave Franco

Dave Franco is an actor and comedian. His ongoing career started in 2006. Dave was given the name David John Franco on June 12th, 1985 in Palo Alto, California, U.S.

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Francisco Franco

Francisco Franco was a Caudillo of Spain, President of the Government of Spain, Caudillo, and List of Prime Ministers of Spain. His military service ended in 1975. Francisco was born on December 4th, 1892 in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain. He died on November 20th, 1975.

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Tom Franco

Tom Franco is an artist. He was most prominent from 1990 to present.

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Mat Franco

Mat Franco is a magician and magic (illusion). Mat was born on May 10th, 1988.

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Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco is a writer. Veronica was born in Venice.

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  • Jesús Franco
    (film director)
  • Itamar Franco
    (President of Brazil)
  • Julio Franco
    (baseball player)
  • Federico Franco
    (President of Paraguay)
  • El General
    (singing)
  • Leryn Franco
    (noteworthy person)
  • John Franco
    (baseball player)
  • Pedro Franco
    (soccer player)
  • Guillermo Franco
    (soccer player)
  • Leo Franco
    (soccer player)
  • Pippo Franco
    (comic actor)
  • Maikel Franco
    (baseball player)
  • João Franco
    (prime minister)
  • Jorge Franco
    (famous individual)

What does the name Franco mean?

Fis for fun, your zest for life!

Ris for romp, you know how to have fun!

Ais for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

Cis for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

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