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franca

FEMININE FORM:
franco, frank, franciscus, franc
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic 
NAME ROOT:
FRANKô / *FRANKA > FRANK
MEANING:
This name derives from the Medieval Latin “Francus / Franciscus”, meaning “Franco, belonging to the people of the Franks”. In turn, the name derives from the Germanic “*frankô / *franka”, meaning “javelin, spear”. Ultimately the name is a derivative of the Proto-Germanic “*sahsą”, meaning “knife, dagger”. Franks, in medieval times, were the only people to enjoy the rights of free citizens, the term "frank" taking the meaning of "free man, sincere or truthful”. The term was then associated to the proper name since the ninth century. Originally it refers to a Germanic people, who derived their tribal name from the type of ax they used. The Francisca (or Francesca) is a throwing ax used as a weapon during the Early Middle Ages by the Franks, among whom it was a characteristic national weapon at the time of the Merovingians from about 500 to 750 and is known to have been used during the reign of Charlemagne (768–814). Francis of Assisi was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Franciscan Order, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis, for men and women not able to live the lives of itinerant preachers, followed by the early members of the Order of Friars Minor or the monastic lives of the Poor Clares.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS) / RELIGION (POPES)

Usage

  • dutchdutch
  • germangerman
  • italianitalian
  • sloveneslovene

Related names

VARIANTS
dutch
franka, francisca, franciska
german
franka, franziska, franciska, Fransiska, Frantiska, Franziske, Francka, Franzisca
italian
francesca
slovene
franka, franciska, frančiška, Franciška
MASCULINE
dutch
frans, frank, franciscus
german
frank, franck
italian
francesco, franco
slovene
franjo, franc, frančišek
PET & SHORT FORM
dutch
francine, frankie, cisko, Ciskca, Ciska, Fransje, Sienie, Sientje, Francien, Francina, Cissy
german
fränze, francine, franzi, ziska, fränzi, Ferike, Franeka, Franica, Franika, Franzine
italian
chicca, Cesca, Cecca, Checca, Francy, Fra'
slovene
fran, francka, Fanči, Fančka, Fanika, Francika, Fanina, Frana, Fanica, Franjka

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
albanian
Françeska
basque
frantziska, pantzeska
breton
Frañseza
catalan
francesca
croatian
franka, franciska
czech
frantiŠka
danish
francis, franka, franziska, francisca, frances, franciska, Fransiska, Frandsine, Fransine
english
francis, frances, FRANCia
esperanto
franciska
finnish
franziska, francisca, frances, franciska, Fransiska, Franselia, Fransilia, Fransilja, Fransiina, Fransina
french
franceline, francis, franÇoise
greenlandic
francis
hungarian - magyar
franciska
icelandic
francis, franziska, Fransiska
latin
francisca
latvian
francis, franciska
norwegian
francis, franka, franziska, francisca, frances, franciska, Fransiska, Fransine
polish
franciszka
portuguese
francisca
scottish
frangang, Frangag, Fransag, Frannsaidh
spanish
francesca, francisca
swedish
francis, franka, franziska, francisca, frances, franciska, Fransiska, Franselia, Fransilia, Fransina, Fransine, Franzisca
welsh
francesca

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

7
Numerological Values:
7

Number 7 individuals are analytical and inquisitive. They have a thirst for knowledge and often make great academics, researchers or scientists. They have a strong sense of independence and tend to do things their own way. Number 7 individuals are believed to be self-reliant and may come across as reserved.

Chakra Number:
7: The number of the Crown Chakra "Sahasrara"

Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. Learn more about this powerful spiritual color.

Color meaning:

The color violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
FRANCA TI AMO IVAN GRAZIANI

Notable people and personalities​

Franca Badeschi, Italian Actress
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Franca D'amato, Italian Actress And Voice Actress
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Franca Falcucci, Italian Politics
Franca Faldini, Actress, Italian Journalist And Writer
Franca Florio, Italian Noblewoman
Franca Magnani, Italian Journalist
Franca Maria Corneli, Italian Poet
Franca Mazzoni, Italian Actress
Franca Ongaro, Italian Psychiatrist
Franca Pilla, Wife Of Former President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
Franca Raimondi, Italian Singer
Franca Rame (born 1928) Italian Theatre Actress, Playwright And Political Activist
Franca Scagnetti, Italian Actress
Franca Soncini (born 1947) Italian Communication Expert
Franca Sozzani (born 1950) Italian Journalist
Franca Valeri, Italian Actress