Frank

Meaning of the name Frank. Listen and learn how to pronounce Frank so you can get the correct pronunciation for this boy name.

MEANING: The Irish form of Francis, a name originating from the figure of St. Francis of Assisi. The name means “”little French man”” and was popularised in Ireland by the Franciscans whose founder was St. Francis of Assisi. The Celts would have been responsive to the stories of St. Francis’s attitude to birds and animals.

GENDER: Boy | Male

IRISH NAME: Frank Proinsias

PRONUNCIATION: “pron + she + iss”

ENGLISH: Frank

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ean meaning "bird" and suggests "birdlike" or "freedom of spirit." A soldier and a prince Enda was converted by his sister, Saint Fanchea. He renounced his dreams of conquest and decided to marry one of the girls in his sister’s convent. When his financ died suddenly the night before their wedding, he surrendered his throne and a life of worldly glory to become a monk. He made a pilgrimage to Rome and was ordained there before returning to establish ten monasteries on the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland. The name is used for boys and girls.