[ 1 syll. fran, fr-an ] The baby girl name Fran is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced FRAEN †. Fran has its origins in the Italian and Germanic languages. It is used largely in English and Latin.
Fran is a contracted form (English and Latin) of the English Frances.
Fran is also a form (English) of the English and Hungarian Franci.
Fran is also a contracted form (Latin) of the English and French Francine.
Fran is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1960, 0.013% of baby girls were named Fran. It was #592 in rank then. The baby name has substantially slipped in popularity since then, and is currently of only irregular use. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Fran, Frances was the most popular. Fran has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.
† Pronunciation for Fran: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"