Fran (given name)

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Fran is a Spanish, Italian, Croatian, and Albanian unisex name (respectively Francisca/Francisco, Francesca/Francesco and Fran(j)o), and a common short form (hypocorism) of the English names Frances and Francis. The Spanish and Italian Fran is more common for men, while the English name is mostly used for women. The Croatian and Albanian Fran is used only for men.

Fran is the name of:



  • Fran Adams, actress with Second City
  • Frances Fran Allison (1907-1989), American television and radio comedian, personality and singer, star of the television show Kukla, Fran and Ollie
  • Frances Fran Brill (born 1946), American retired Muppets puppeteer and actress
  • Fran Capo, American motivational speaker and author
  • Francine Fran Drescher (born 1957), American actress
  • Francis Fran Jeffries (1937-2016), American actress, singer and model
  • Frances Fran Lebowitz (born 1950), American author and public speaker
  • Fran Unsworth (born 1957), BBC News executive
  • Fran Warren, stage name of American singer Frances Wolfe (1926–2013)
  • Frances Fran Wilde (born 1948), New Zealand politician


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