Place Name FRANCE

TYPE: Country
USAGE: French, English
PRONOUNCED: FRAHNS (French), FRANS (English), FRAHNS (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From Latin Francia meaning "land of the Franks". The Franks were the Germanic tribe who settled in the region in the 3rd century. They derived their tribal name from the name of a type of spear that they used.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: França (Catalan), Francuska (Croatian), Francie (Czech), Franken, Frankrig (Danish), Franken, Frankrijk (Dutch), Ranska (Finnish), Franken, Frankreich (German), Francia, Franconia (Italian), Francia, Franconia (Late Roman), Franken, Frankrike (Norwegian), Francja (Polish), França (Portuguese), Franța (Romanian), Frantsiya (Russian), Francuska (Serbian), Francia, Franconia (Spanish), Franken, Frankrike (Swedish)
Entry updated July 2, 2017