Meaning:
Frenchman

Origin:
English

Breezy, Fun, Nonchalant

The Butterfly

The popular English name, Frankie, is a diminutive for many names that all originate from the original Latin, Franciscus.

Some longer variants, that often get shortened to Frankie, include: Frances (English), Francesca and Francesco (Italian/Spanish), Franco (Italian) and Franska (Swedish/Icelandic). All of these name have the same meaning, ‘Frenchman’.

You could also use Frankie as a nickname for Frankincense (a cracker of a Christmas name in my book), in this instance it’s meaning would be ‘Righteous’.

Frankie suits other favorites like Darcy, Macy, Archie and Alfie.