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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English Frank, partially from Old English Franca (a Frank); and partially from Old French Franc, and/or Latin Francus (a Frank), from Frankish *Franko (a Frank); both from Proto-Germanic *frankô (javelin). Cognate with Old High German Franko (a Frank), Old English franca (spear, javelin). Compare Saxon, ultimately a derivative of Proto-Germanic *sahsą (knife, dagger).

NounEdit

Frank (plural Franks)

  1. One of the Franks, a Germanic federation that inhabited parts of what are now France, the Low Countries and Germany.
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Etymology 2Edit

The surname derives from the medieval tribal name. The given name is also a form of Francis, with formal given name status since the 19th century.

Proper nounEdit

Frank

  1. A male given name.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Francis
    • 1996 Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes, HarperCollins, →ISBN, Chapter VII, page 197:
      Your name is Francis, is it?
      Frank, sir.
      Your name is Francis. There was never a St. Frank. That's a name for gangsters and politicians.
  3. A surname​.
TranslationsEdit

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Frank

  1. A male given name borrowed from English and German.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch vranke, from Old Dutch franko.

NounEdit

Frank m (plural Franken)

  1. (chiefly plural) Frank (member of a Migration-Period Germanic tribe)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Proper nounEdit

Frank m

  1. A Dutch given name, Frank.

FaroeseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Frank m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notesEdit

  • son of Frank: Franksson
  • daughter of Frank: Franksdóttir

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Frank
Accusative Frank
Dative Franki
Genitive Franks

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fʁɑ̃k/
  • (file)

Proper nounEdit

Frank m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Frank.

Usage notesEdit


GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German Franko (a Frank).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Frank

  1. A surname​.
  2. A male given name used in the Middle Ages and revived in the nineteenth century. Popular in the 1960s and the 1970s.

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Frank m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Frank.

DeclensionEdit


ManxEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin Francia, from Francus (Frank).

Proper nounEdit

yn Rank f (genitive ny Frank)

  1. France
    • Haink eh noal ass yn Rank.
      He came over from France.
    • Hooar eh baase 'sy Rank.
      He got killed in France.
    • Ren ad troailt 'sy Rank as ayns yn Spaainey ny yei shen.
      They travelled in France and then in Spain.
    • T'eh ceau yn geurey ayns jiass ny Frank.
      He winters in the south of France.
Usage notesEdit
  • Always preceded by the definite article.
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin Francus (Frank).

Proper nounEdit

Frank m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Francis.

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Frank Rank Vrank
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English or, rarely, English Frank, in the 19th century.

Proper nounEdit

Frank

  1. A male given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 10 272 males with the given name Frank living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Frank.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Frank m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Frank

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SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Frank c (genitive Franks)

  1. A male given name borrowed from English or, rarely, from German.