FRANKLIN
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: FRANGK-lin   [key]
Meaning & History
From an English surname which was derived from Middle English frankelin "freeman". A famous bearer of the surname was Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), an American statesman, inventor, scientist and philosopher. The name has commonly been given in his honour in the United States. It also received a boost during the term of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945).
Popularity
United States  ranked #528 
England/Wales  ranked #450