Franco

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See also: franco, franco-, and Franco-

English[edit]

Francisco Franco (Spanish caudillo)

Etymology 1[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Franco

  1. A male given name from Italian or Spanish, equivalent to Frank or Francis.
  2. A surname from Spanish.
    1. Francisco Franco, the long-ruling right-wing 20th century Spanish caudillo since the Spanish Civil War (1939–1975).
Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Franco is the 476th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 69943 individuals. Franco is most common among Hispanic/Latino (81.00%) and White (15.82%) individuals.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Franco-.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

Franco (plural Francos)

  1. A French person.
    • 1979 May, Paul Paré, “A History of Franco-American Journalism”, in A Franco-American Overview, volume 1, →ISBN, page 241, column 1:
      Other Franco-American journalists didn’t see it his way, notably the editor of the Jean-Baptiste a newspaper in Northampton, Massachusetts. A journalistic debate began on the merits of repatriation, some newspapers calling those Francos who returned to Québec traitors while other papers used the same epithet to describe those Francos who remained in New England.
    • 1982, Gary Caldwell, Eric Waddell, editors, The English of Quebec: From Majority to Minority Status, →ISBN, pages 131 and 141:
      As will be demonstrated, it provided very good analytical material for reflection on the relationships between Anglos and Francos in Quebec. [] Firstly, the Francos of Quebec are perceived as being in general agreement on their collective name, which name others are also seen to recognize.
    • 1980, Bud B. Khleif, Language, Ethnicity, and Education in Wales, Mouton Publishers, →ISBN, page 327:
      Because of my earlier interest in ethnic relations in New England—e.g. the Anglos and Francos in New Hampshire and Maine (Khleif 1973)—and my familiarity with British community studies, I became interested in Welsh-English relations and did fieldwork on that subject in 1973–1974.
    • 1996, Elspeth Probyn, Outside Belongings, Routledge, →ISBN, page 4:
      In my own case in the area of Mile-End (a mixed neighborhood of Jews, Greeks, Portuguese, Anglos, Francos), my back balcony (or more precisely, la galérie) is a mere foot and a half wide and joins me with my two neighbors, women with whom I often converse.

Further reading[edit]

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish Franco.

Proper noun[edit]

Franco

  1. a male given name from Spanish
  2. a surname from Spanish

Dutch[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Franco m

  1. a male given name from Italian, equivalent to Frank or Francis
  2. a surname from Spanish
    1. notably refers to Francisco Franco, the long-ruling right-wing 20th century Spanish caudillo since the Spanish Civil War (from 1939 to 1975).

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Galician-Portuguese franco (French; sincere; generous), used as a byname meaning either "the Frenchman" or the "generous; sincere; loyal" one.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Franco

  1. a surname

References[edit]

  • Franco” in Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo / Xulio Sousa Fernández (dirs.): Cartografía dos apelidos de Galicia. Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.
  • Franco” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • Franco” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.

Hiligaynon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish.

Proper noun[edit]

Franco

  1. a surname from Spanish

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfran.ko/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -anko
  • Hyphenation: Fràn‧co

Proper noun[edit]

Franco m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Frank

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Franco m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Frank

Proper noun[edit]

Franco m or f by sense

  1. a surname

Derived terms[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɾanko/ [ˈfɾãŋ.ko]
  • Rhymes: -anko
  • Syllabification: Fran‧co

Proper noun[edit]

Franco m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Frank
  2. a surname
    1. Ellipsis of Francisco Franco (Spanish dictator).

Derived terms[edit]

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Fran‧co

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɾaŋko/, [ˈfɾaŋ.ko]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɾaŋko/, [ˈpɾaŋ.ko]

Proper noun[edit]

Franco (Baybayin spelling ᜉ᜔ᜇᜅ᜔ᜃᜓ)

  1. a male given name from Spanish, equivalent to English Frank
  2. a surname from Spanish

Statistics[edit]

  • According to data collected by Forebears in 2014, Franco is the 163rd most common surname in the Philippines, occurring in 40,278 individuals.