Frans name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Italian, Old French and Germanic
Usage: Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Scandinavian, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Frans f-ra-ns
Meaning: Little Frenchman and Little Frenchman / Franke
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What does Frans mean?

Used mostly in Faroese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Scandinavian, Greenlandic, Finnish and Icelandic atypical, Frans aimed at boys has its origin in Old French, Italian and Germanic, Frans means "Little Frenchwoman or Little Frenchman / Franke".

Frans is variant of well-liked François. François is equivalent of Francesco in French language. Also François is French form of Franciscus. Origin of Odd François is in Latin and Italian, meaning of François is "Little Frenchwoman, Little Frenchman / Franke and Little Frenchman".

Also Frans is Nordic form of Franz.

How do I pronounce Frans?

You can pronounce the three syllabled name Frans as f-ra-ns.

Variants of Frans

François, Francesco, Franciscus, Franz, Franziskus, Francis, Franciskus

How popular is the name Frans?

A common name in Sweden having over 756 recievers in 3 years of usage. Recently peaking at the charts, 315 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 47th position.

Frans is an uncommon baby name in United States, even after 25 years of presence it could not make beyond the top 3000. There are over 155 babies that have been given the name Frans in United States.

It had a short run of 8 years on France boy names chart.

But Frans is a popular baby name in Netherlands where every 1 in 300 have the name as well as in, South Africa, Indonesia, Belgium and Namibia.

According to our estimate, at least 210000 people have been bestowed Frans around the globe.

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Numerological aspects of Frans

Your life interests change as you change, constantly. What fulfills your soul is your professional success. You have a sharp focus and nothing slips your eye. You have the heart of a warrior. You are always open to experience something new. People admire your charm and independent attitude about everything. You can easily get turned off by a person's reckless behavior or bad habits. Your inner vitality inspires people to do great things.

Other names similar to Frans

  •  Jurgen - Unwonted Jurgen has its origin in Old Greek and Greek, Jurgen means "Worker of the Earth" used mainly in German and Norwegian is bestowed upon boys
  •  Hadewych - Used majorly in Dutch, Hadewych is of Germanic origin, Hadewych means "Struggle and Battle" is used for baby girls. Hadewych is derived from Hedwig.
  •  Delbert - Meaning of Delbert is Bright Nobility, Shining One or Bright Like Daytime used for both genders and of Germanic and English origin is especially used in English and Dutch. Acclaimed name Delbert bagged 467th position among boy names in 1969 in United States
  •  Eitel - Eitel's meaning is Only or Merely is of German and Old English origin used in Dutch and German is a boy name
  •  Ruben - Darling and Venerable unisex name Ruben is of Hebrew origin, principally used in Tamil, Italian and Norwegian languages, meaning of Ruben is "Lucky or A Son"

Sibling Names for Frans

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Famous people named Frans

  • Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician
  • Frans Snyders, Flemish painter of animals, hunting scenes
  • Frans Hjalmar Nortamo, writer and a medical doctor
  • Frans Ackerman,
  • Frans Floris, Flemish painter, draughtsman
  • Frans Suell, Swedish businessman
  • Frans van Mieris the Younger, Dutch painter
  • Frans Masereel, Flemish painter and graphic artist
  • Frans Brüggen, Dutch conductor
  • Frans Wilhelm Lindqvist, Swedish inventor
  • Frans Tutuhatunewa, second president
  • Frans Tengnagel, Dutch nobleman
  • Frans van Brederode, rebel
  • Frans Wackers, medical doctor and research scientist
  • Frans Peter von Knorring, social reformer on the Åland Islands
  • Frans Banninck Cocq, FRANS BANNINCK COCQ,
  • Frans Ykens, Flemish still life painter active in Antwerp and Brussels
  • Frans van der Hoff, Dutch missionary who,
  • Frans Pourbus the Elder, Flemish Renaissance painter painter
  • Frans Maas, retired Dutch long jumper
  • Frans Blom, Danish explorer and archaeologist
  • Frans Reinhold Kjellman, Swedish botanist
  • Frans Anneessens, was dean of a Brussels guild
  • Frans de Cort, Flemish writer
  • Frans de Potter, Belgian writer
  • Frans Rens, Flemish writer
  • Frans Said, Maltese broadcaster and author
  • Frans Van Giel, Belgian painter
  • Frans de Kok, Dutch musician
  • Frans de Vreng, track cyclist
  • Frans Persson, Swedish gymnast
  • Frans Strieleman, Belgian journalist
  • Frans August Larson, Swedish missionary to Mongolia
  • Frans Van den Bergh, Belgian businessman,
  • Frans Myyryläinen, Finnish Red Guard during the Finnish civil war
  • Frans De Bruyn, Flemish writer
  • Frans Boenders, Belgian writer
  • Frans de Waal, Dutch primatologist and ethologist
  • Frans Eemil Sillanpää, was one of the most famous Finnish writers and
  • Frans Hals, Dutch Golden Age painter, normally of portraits
  • Frans G. Bengtsson, Swedish novelist, essayist, poet and biographer
  • Frans Pourbus the Younger, Flemish painter
  • Frans van Mieris the Elder, Dutch Golden Age genre and portrait painter
  • Frans van Anraat, Dutch war criminal and a businessman
  • Frans Andriessen, retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal
  • Frans Michael Franzén, Swedish and Finnish poet
  • Frans Erasmus, South African National Party politician and Minister of Defence from June 1948 to 1959 as well as Minister of justice
  • Frans Lanting, Dutch photographer specializing
  • Frans Thijssen, former international Dutch footballer
  • Frans Koppelaar, Dutch painter, who was born in The Hague
  • Frans Nielsen, Danish professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  3. SCB- Statistikmyndigheten,
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