Franklin

Franklin - A very unique male name



  Jan 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Franklin, meaning free landholder, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #184. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Franklin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Franklin? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Franklin. The baby boy name Franklin was given to 447 baby boys in 2012, ranking #534 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,671 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Franklin peaked in popularity 84 years ago in 1933 on position 33.



Famous with this name

Elbert Franklin
John Franklin
Richard Franklin


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Franklin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Franklin is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #283 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #832.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Franklin is where you live.


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Franklin origin and meaning

Franklin is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means free landholder. To see famous people named Franklin, pop culture references for the name Franklin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Franklin

We've found the following names that sound similar to Franklin, sorted by popularity.

Frank / Francis / Francisco / Frankie / Francesco / Franco / Franklyn / Fransisco / Frances / Franky /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012534
2011502
2010505
2009524
2008477
2007470
2006440
2005455
2004492
2003463
2002465
2001459
2000446
1999412
1998389
1997400
1996350
1995363
1994348
1993345
1992310
1991299
1990299
1989278
1988275
1987271
1986272
1985264
1984264
1983279
1982256
1981269
1980252
1979248
1978245
1977239
1976247
1975239
1974229
1973226
1972231
1971208
1970207
1969202
1968199
1967195
1966189
1965185
1964187
1963195
1962199
1961195
1960194
1959190
1958182
1957179
1956167
1955162
1954156
1953158
1952159
1951152
1950152
1949155
1948159
1947151
1946141
1945119
1944122
1943119
1942103
194198
194087
1939108
1938100
193776
193664
193571
193446
193333
193266
1931147
1930149
1929149
1928146
1927144
1926142
1925134
1924134
1923132
1922126
1921126
1920118
1919127
1918127
1917125
1916130
1915133
1914134
1913133
1912132
1911158
1910184

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota283
Maryland324
Virginia329
Tennessee339
New York380
South Carolina384
North Carolina385
Michigan431
Pennsylvania438
Massachusetts456
Kentucky468
Indiana479
Colorado494
Missouri497
Connecticut504
Georgia507
Utah507
Wisconsin516
Oregon524
Florida567
California593
Ohio642
Washington642
Texas662
New Jersey663
Oklahoma743
Illinois832

Even more about Franklin


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Franklin a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Franklin?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1933
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Franklin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 3,671
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +447

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