Meaning of Franklin
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Franklin has the following meaning:
A free man; a landholder.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.
As a baby boy name, Franklin is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 466 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Franklin fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 62 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 530 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Franklin in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Franklin is pronounced as frank-lin
The following names are baby names related to Franklin and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Franklin: Boys - Antwan
, Girls - Brooklyn
, Both genders - Easter
Common nicknames for the name Franklin are: Frank
We think the name Franklin should fall under the following style category: Classics
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Franklin to be: A powerful achiever
In one word, you might describe Franklin as a(n) "powerful
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The names of some famous persons by the name Franklin
(or its variants) are:Frank Sinatra
, born on 12 December, a famous singer. Frank Sinatra's background: Born in 1915. The US singer and actor was born Francis Albert Sinatra. He was one of the finest vocalists that has ever lived, and his rise to fame and riches from a poor childhood in Hoboken, New York, epitomized the American Dream.Frank Winfield Woolworth
, born on 22 February, a famous public figure. Frank Winfield Woolworth's background: In 1879, he opened his first 'five and dime' store in New York. His idea was to sell products at discounted prices to undercut the local merchants, and this continued successfully for 100 years. The British subsidiary, which opened in 1909, continues to trade in the UK.Franklin Delano Rossevelt
, born on 30 January, a famous politician. Franklin Delano Rossevelt's background: Born in 1882. The 32nd President of the USA was born in Hyde Park, New York. Although he was partially paralysed by poliomyelitis, he was an active campaigner and politican. During his presidency the New Deal was put in place, and he promoted a system of social security. His 'fireside chats' were a well-loved and familiar part of his style.