Frank Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Frank:
From the Old French Franc and the Germanic Frank, names referring to a member of the Germanic tribes that established the Frankish Empire, extending over what is now France, Germany, and Italy. The tribe is thought to have obtained their name from a type of spear of javelin (franco). Alternatively, Frank is used as a short form of Francis (a Frenchman, a freeman) and Franklin (a freeman).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Frank William Abagnale, became a pilot, doctor and lawyer before he became 19 years old, also became a part of the FBI. Also in Movie/Musical/Novel called Catch Me If You Can, which was based on his real life.
Frank Capra, American director (It's a Wonderful Life)
Frank Gehry, American architect
Frank (Francis) Gifford, American football player and sportscaster
Frank (Alexander Franklin) James, American outlaw and older brother of the legendary Jesse James
Frank Minis Johnson, Jr; American judge whose rulings helped end segregation in the 1960s South
Frank Loesser, American composer and lyricist (Broadway play Guys and Dolls)
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Frank Elstner, born 1942, former german entertainer, has a glass eye
Frank O'Hara, American poet (Why I Am Not a Painter)
Frank (Francis Albert) Sinatra, American singer and actor
Frank Lloyd Wright, groundbreaking American architect
Frank Zappa, American experimental musician
Frank Iero, Smol punk angel boy with gr10 tattoos and awesome hands,rhythm guitarist in My Chemical Romance
Frank Edwin Wright III, AKA Tré Cool, drummer for Green Day
Frank Harlan James MacManus (b. 2006), son of Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall and English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer Elvis Costello
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Dr. Frank N. Furter, of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Frankie and Johnny, murder ballad with a female Frankie who kills Johnny for cheating on her (chorus: "Frankie and Johnny were lovers, oh lordy how they did love")
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Frank Payne, Constrictor from Marvel comics