Frank

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Usage

Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Finland Finnish
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

1) English short form of Francis [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

2) German younger form of Franko [1] [2] [3] [8] [10]

3) Anglicized form of Franco [3] [10]

4) English short form of Franklin [3]

Related Names

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Franch
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Franck
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Frank
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Franker
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Frankie
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Frankku
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Frenk
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Fränk Swedish
Prankku
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Finish

For female forms see Franka

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Franksson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Franksdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Frank
Genitive: Franks
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Frank
Accusative: Frank
Dative: Frank
Genitive: Franks
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Frank
Genitive: Frankin
Partitive: Frankia / Frankiä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Frank
Accusative: Frank
Dative: Frank
Genitive: Franks
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Frank
Genitive: Franks
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Frank
Genitive: Franks

Name Days

Norway Norway

4 October

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

4 October

Sweden Sweden

4 October

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Frank Jæger (19 June 1926 - 4 July 1977), Danish poet
  • Fridtjof Frank Gundersen (29 October 1934 – 11 November 2011), Norwegian professor of jurisprudence and politician
  • Frank Henrik Aarebrot (19 January 1947 – 9 September 2017), Norwegian political scientist, political commentator and professor of comparative politics
  • Frank Arnesen (* 30 September 1956), former Danish football player

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 4,811 people were named Frank (percentage of first or only given name: 84 %) [13]
  • Frank was a heavy storm in Norway in January 2021.


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Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[14]
6039 10337 3 23 6036 10314
Denmark Denmark[15]
10622
n.a.
0
n.a.
10622
n.a.
Finland Finland[16]
n.a.
1712 0 0
n.a.
1712
Greenland Greenland[17]
54 98
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[18]
41 84
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[19]
9530
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
9530
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Frank (m) Sources: [14][15][19][16]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Frank (m) Sources: [20]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Frank (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  11. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  12. Málráðið: Góðkend fólkanøvn, http://www.malrad.fo/ (Name List by Faroese Language Board)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  15. 15.0 15.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  16. 16.0 16.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  17. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  18. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  19. 19.0 19.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  20. details see Name Statistic tables