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Frankie is an adorable name for boys or girls. It has a lighthearted feel, even though it originates from names like Frank and Francis. In modern times, Frankie is a top 600 option.

Meaning of the Name Frankie

Frankie originated as a nickname for Frank or Francis, depending on the gender. The name usually means either Frenchman or the Franks. Francis was a unisex name that started as the English form of Franciscus. Frank, however, was a Germanic name to represent someone from the Franks. The Franks were a tribe that helped to settle France and the Netherlands.

The baby name Frankie means “Frenchman” if it is a nickname for Francis. The ancient Latin name Franciscus interprets the same. Frankie means “a member of the Franks,” however if it comes from the name Frank.

Baby name Frankie

Nicknames for Frankie

Frankie is an informal and youthful name option. It is sweet and cute and can be used for all genders. Since its such a common name, there's a handful of names you can consider when it comes to a nickname. Below, we've compiled a list for you to take into consideration:

Frankie Name Details

Style: Traditional

Gender: Frankie was traditionally a boys name but is now considered to be gender-neutral.

Pronunciation: FRANGK-ee

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Frankie

  • Frankey
  • Franki
  • Frankee
  • Frankei
  • Frankeigh

Frankie Name Popularity

Frankie was a top 300 name from 1924 to 1944, ranking highest in 1933 and 1936 at number 256. Frankie is still a top 1,000 name in modern times, however. As of 2020, it was number 591.

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Great Middle Names for Frankie and Their Meanings

  • Wilde (wild)
  • Ernest (serious, battle to the death)
  • Marlowe (driftwood, lake remains)
  • August (great, magnificent)
  • Jeanne (God is gracious)
  • Hazel (the hazel tree)
  • Pearl (smooth and round bead, precious)
  • Nora (light)

Famous People Named Frankie

  • Frankie Valli (lead singer of The Four Seasons)
  • Frankie Avalon (pop singer)
  • Frankie Kazarian (pro wrestler)
  • Frankie Faison (actor, “Coming to America”)
  • Frankie Abernathy (reality TV star, “The Real World: San Diego”)
  • Frankie Brown (soccer player)
  • Frankie Manning (dancer)
  • Frankie Hughes (character from “Benji”)
  • Frankie (character from “Dream for an Insomniac”)
  • Frankie Stein (character from “Monster Hih”)
  • Frankie Bergstein (character from “Grace and Frankie”)
  • Frankie Foster (character from “Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends”)
  • Frankie (character from “Warriors”, Stormcloud)
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