Frank

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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 maybe 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)[1].

Noun[edit]

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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Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frank”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, July 2021.

Etymology 2[edit]

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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 noun[edit]

Frank

  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
  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 transferred from the nickname.
Translations[edit]

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank

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

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch vranke, from Old Dutch franko.

Noun[edit]

Frank m (plural Franken)

  1. (chiefly plural) Frank (member of a Migration-Period Germanic tribe)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank m

  1. An unknown-gender given name from Dutch, Frank.

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

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

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Frank
Accusative Frank
Dative Franki
Genitive Franks

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fʁɑ̃k/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Frank m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Frank

Usage notes[edit]


German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German Franko (a Frank). Used in the Middle Ages and revived in the 19th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Franks or (with an article) Frank, feminine genitive Frank, plural Franks)

  1. a surname.
  2. A male given name, popular in the 1960s and the 1970s

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank m

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

Declension[edit]


Manx[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Francia, from Francus (Frank).

Proper noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]
  • Always preceded by the definite article.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin Francus (Frank).

Proper noun[edit]

Frank m

  1. A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Francis.
    Coordinate term: Frangaid

Mutation[edit]

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.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Frank

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • 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.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Frank.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank m

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

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Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Frank c (genitive Franks)

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