Franklin - Meaning of Franklin

What does Franklin mean?

[ 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).

Frankie (familiar form in English), Frank (contraction in English and German), and Franklyn (variant spelling in English) are forms of Franklin.

See also the related categories, english and germanic (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.

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