Franz name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Italian, Latin, Germanic and German
Usage: German, French, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Franz f-ra-nz
Meaning: Little Frenchman, Free Condition and Little Frenchman / Franke
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What does Franz mean?

The famous and ever lasting boy name Franz means "Little Frenchman, Free Condition or Little Frenchman / Franke" which is prevalently used in Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, German, Danish, French, Swedish and Greenlandic has origin in Germanic, Italian, Latin and German.

Franz is abridged form of Francis. Francis is resulted from François. Francis is English cognate of Franciscus. Originated from Latin and Italian, Well-Known and Perennial Francis, Francis means "French Man and Free".

Franz is short of Francesco. Francesco is a variant of perennial and prevailing Francis. Francesco is derivative of François. Francesco is Italian equivalent of Franciscus. Also Francesco is Italian equivalent of Franko: Italian Francesco = Frenchman.

Prominent and Conifer Francesco is originated from Latin and Italian, Francesco means "Little Frenchman, Little Frenchwoman and Free Condition". Franz is German cognate of Franziskus. It is celebrated on October 4 or January 24.

How do I pronounce Franz?

You can pronounce the three syllabled name Franz as f-ra-nz.

Variants of Franz

Franziskus, Francis, Francesco, Franciscus, Cesco, Frana, Jancis, Franciskus

How popular is the name Franz?

Franz is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1889 and was able to reach the top 800 names. In 1889, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 789 on boy names chart when 59 babies were named Franz.

Over 2769 babies in United States have been named Franz. The first name is a unique baby name in France, it has been in use since 1902 and was able to reach the top 400 names.

In 1943, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 365 on boy names chart when 47 babies were named Franz. Over 1118 babies in France have been named Franz.

Franz is an uncommon baby name in still in use in England and Wales.

Franz is a rare baby name in Ireland there is very thin chances of it still being given as it was last seen in 1976. However things change on global perspective, Franz is extremely popular in Germany where every 1 in 300 have the name as well as in Austria.

Also the baby name is popular in Bolivia and Philippines. At least, 770000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our evaluation.

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Franz in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Franz

You love life and life loves you. You are an easy-going person who gets along with everyone. You are a fighter for good but always attract the worst people in your life. Your friends have a hard time decoding your mood. You never get tired from trying to be better than you were yesterday. You need to travel more because you work all the time. Travelling is your passion. You never take a leap of faith but do things with a plan.

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Sibling Names for Franz

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Famous people named Franz

  • Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer, cellist and pianist
  • Franz Schubert, Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras
  • Franz Krienbühl, Swiss speed skater
  • Franz Xaver von Baader, German Catholic philosopher, theologian
  • Franz Liszt, prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, organist
  • Franz Scholz, German priest and professor of theology
  • Franz Danzi, German cellist, composer and conductor
  • Franz Passow, German classical scholar and lexicographer
  • Franz Pfeiffer, Swiss literary scholar
  • Franz Heinrich Reusch, Old Catholic theologian
  • Franz Heinrich Ludolf Ahrens, German philologist
  • Franz Lehár, Austro-Hungarian composer
  • Franz Albert Seyn, Russian general
  • Franz Ketterer, German clockmaker
  • Franz von Suppé, Austrian composer of light operas and other theatre music
  • Franz Berwald, Swedish Romantic composer
  • Franz Jakubowski, Western Marxist theorist
  • Franz Simandl, double-bassist and pedagogue most remembered for his book 'New Method for the Double Bass
  • Franz Lachner, German composer and conductor
  • Franz Kaiser, German astronomer
  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Austrian composer and conductor
  • Franz Fischler, Austrian politician
  • Franz Meyen, Prussian physician and botanist
  • Franz Nachbaur, famous German opera tenor
  • Franz Jonas, Austrian politician
  • Franz Brünnow, German astronomer
  • Franz Xaver Kroetz, German author, playwright, actor and film director
  • Franz Felix Adalbert Kuhn, German philologist and folklorist
  • Franz von Lenbach, German painter; known primary for his portraits of prominent personalities
  • Franz Stangl,
  • Franz Sacher, wien
  • Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist
  • Franz Jozef van Beeck, Dutch author and Christian theologian
  • Franz Schreker, Austrian composer, conductor
  • Franz Reuleaux, mechanical engineer and a lecturer of the Berlin Royal Technical Academy
  • Franz Sparry, composer of the Baroque period
  • Franz Bopp, German linguist
  • Franz Mesmer, German doctor with an interest in astronomy
  • Franz Mertens, Polish mathematician
  • Franz Xaver von Zach, Hungarian astronomer born at Pest, Hungary
  • Franz Brentano, influential German philosopher, psychologist, and priest whose work strongly influenced not only students Edmund Husserl, Sigmund Freud, Tomáš Masaryk, Rudolf Steiner, Alexius Meinong, Carl Stumpf, Anton Marty
  • Franz Rosenzweig, German Jewish theologian, philosopher
  • Franz Bücheler, German classical scholar, was
  • Franz Karl Achard, German chemist, physicist and biologist
  • Franz Joseph Gall, neuroanatomist, physiologist
  • Franz König, Austrian Cardinal of the Catholic Church
  • Franz Cumont, Belgian archaeologist and historian
  • Franz Aepinus, German and Russian Empire natural philosopher
  • Franz Viehböck, Austrian electrical engineer
  • Franz Ernst Neumann, German mineralogist, physicist and mathematician
  • Franz Kafka, German-speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short story writer
  • Franz Boas, German-American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern anthropology
  • Franz Joseph I of Austria, was Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary
  • Franz Beckenbauer, German former professional footballer and manager
  • Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian primary school teacher
  • Franz Marc, German painter and printmaker
  • Franz von Sickingen, German knight who, along with Ulrich von Hutten
  • Franz Bäke, German officer and tank commander during World War II
  • Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright
  • Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, German-Austrian sculptor most famous for his "character heads"
  • Franz von Papen, German nobleman
  • Franz Josef Strauss, German politician
  • Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austrian general
  • Franz Antel, veteran Austrian filmmaker


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
  5. Office fédéral de la statistique,
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