What does FrankerZ mean?

FrankerZ is an original emote, which was created based on a picture of streamer Ernest Le’s dog.

The emote shows a cropped version Le’s dog’s head from the neck up. The emote can be used to express playfulness, while attending a stream on

The emote and the name has since spawned its own unique browser extension called FrankerFaceZ.

RIP FrankerZ – Always the goodest boy


What's the origin of FrankerZ?

The original image was taken from streamer Ernest Le and created based on his different tone of voice when talking about himself on his streams, referring to himself as Frankerz.

The emote was uploaded to in 2012, which has since spawned a browser extension called FrankerFaceZ, which is used by more than 660.00 users as of 10/12/2019.

FrankerFaceZ adds unique emotes, chat features, etc. to your liking, to enhance your viewing experience on

Spread & Usage

How did FrankerZ spread?

6 years after its upload date, unfortunately FrankerZ (the dog of Ernest Le) has passed away. On that day, the emote has gained a bump in use and popularity.

As of 10/12/2019 according to the website StreamElements, FrankerZ is the 72nd on the list of most popular/used emotes on the website, making it one of the most popular emotes.

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