Where is the name Fram! coming from?

We could at first say that in a local dialect of Haute Savoie, "frame" means a snow edge of a mountain (i.e. the edge leading to the summit).

But Fram is mainly the name of the ship designed to make Fridtjof Nansen (and later Otto Sverdrup) derive in the frozen sea during years. This same boat also brought Roald Amundsen and fellows to their starting camp in the first expedition to the South Pole.

Fram means "forwards" in norwegian.