Origin : English

free landholder

The name Franklin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "free landholder". A doubly Presidential name, via Pierce and Roosevelt, Franklin was given an initial boost via the fame of Benjamin Franklin. It also has a literary tie to the main character of the Wilkie Collins classic The Moonstone. Franklin was a Top 100 name at the peak of the FDR period. But will Franklin get a boost from the pro-Fran-name feeling evidenced since the ascension of Pope Francis? Time will tell.

Popularity of name Franklin over time

There are 136828 people in the U.S. with the first name Franklin, this name was mostly popular in 1933 with popularity 5363 .

Franklin is used for both genders.

99.47 percent of people with the first name Franklin are man

0.53 percent of people with the first name Franklin are woman

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Most Famous People Named Franklin

character in the Peanuts series by Charles Schultz
character on TV's "My Wife and Kids"
character in Marvel Universe
character in film "We Need to Talk About Kevin"
character in video game "Grand Theft Auto 5"
American actor and singer
American R&B singer
vampire on TV's "True Blood"
character in DC comics
a founding father of the United States
character in Marvel Universe
14th U.S. president
American evangelist; son of preacher William Franklin "Billy" Graham
son of Kaitlin Doubleday
American film director
children's book and TV series
son of singer Frank Sinatra
31st U.S. president
winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
American character actor
character in Marvel Universe
character in DC comics
character in "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins

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