Meaning of Names, Baby Names
Search for name  

Meaning of Franklin

and the Origins of this baby nameMeaning of baby name Franklin


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.
USA baby name statistics


The name Franklin is pronounced as frank-lin


Franklin originates from the English language.

See other suggested English boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Franklin and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Franklin: Boys - Antwan, Bridger, Burl, Buster, Butch, Carter, Chalmer, Commodore, Dack, Dainard, Deandre, Draper, Durward, Elder, Ewald, Fisher, French, Gauge, Helder, Hurley, Kelton, Girls - Brooklyn, Luann, Luanne, Maida, Myrle, Tayla, Both genders - Easter, Merrill, Odell, Piper, Whitney


Popular Variants for the name Franklin: Francklin, Francklyn, Franklinn, Franklyn (English), Franklynn


Common nicknames for the name Franklin are: Frank


We think the name Franklin should fall under the following style category: Classics.

See other Classics boy names


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" person.

See other "powerful" names for boys.

Faces of



Famous persons

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.
Fernando (155)
Fabian (268)
Felix (384)
Frederick (436)
Franklin (466)
Francis (501)
Finn (615)
Fidel (922)
Forrest (968)
Boy names of similar style (Classics)

Boy names which give the impression of someone who's 'powerful'

Popular English boy names

Boy names that sound like Franklin
... all baby boy names starting with "F" ... more unique names starting with "F"
Share to Facebook Share with Google Share to Twitter Stumble It Email This More...