[ 2 syll. fran-klin, fr-ankl-in ] The baby boy name Franklin is pronounced as FRAENGKLihN †. Franklin is of Germanic origin and it is predominantly used in the English language. Franklin is a variant transcription of Frank (English and German).
Franklin is an all-time favorite. Currently it is still a rather popular baby boy name, but not to the degree it was in the past. Its usage peaked in 1933 with 0.526% of baby boys being given the name Franklin. It was #33 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a steep decline in popularity since then, and in recent years it is of only modest use. In 2018, it ranked at #435 with a usage of 0.036%. Among the family of boy names directly linked to Franklin, Frank was the most commonly used. It was 16% more frequently used than Franklin in 2018.
A baby name that sounds like Franklin is Franklyn (English).
† Pronunciation for Franklin: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; NG as in "sing (S.IH.NG)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Franklin:
Evangelist Franklin Graham, born William Franklin Graham III 14 July 1952, Asheville, North Carolina.
US President Franklin Pierce, born 23 November 1804 - 8 October 1869, Hillsboro, New Hampshire.
US President Franklin Roosevelt, born 30 January 1882 - 12 April 1945, Hyde Park, New York.