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

AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Frank and read along with the meaning)

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Irish Name of the Day!

Meaning "fair-haired," the name has been popular since the sixth century when St. Finbar came to an area of Cork that was being tormented by a serpent. The people begged him to do something to help them. One night he went to where the serpent was sleeping and sprinkled it with holy water. The angry serpent tore and devoured the land until she slithered into the sea at Cork Harbor. The track she left behind filled with water and became the River Lee and that’s why St. Finbar is the patron saint of Cork. It is said that the sun didn’t set for two weeks after Finbar’s death.