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Gender: M Meaning of Franklin: "free landholder" Origin of Franklin: English Franklin's Popularity in 2014: #453

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. It now ranks at Number 453. But will Franklin get a boost from the pro-Fran-name feeling evidenced since the ascension of Pope Francis? It's been up the past two years, so time will tell.

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Famous People Named Franklin

Franklin Pierce, 14th U.S. president
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 31st U.S. president
Franklin 'Frankie' Jonas, American actor and singer
Franklin Graham, American evangelist and missionary
Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States
Aretha Franklin, musician
Franklin J. Shaffner, movie director
Franklin Pangborn, comedic actor
Franklin Wayne Sinatra, son of Frank Sinatra
John Franklin Enders, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Pop Culture References for the Name Franklin

Franklin, character in the Peanuts series by Charles Schultz
Franklin, title turtle of popular children's series (books, TV, movies)
Franklin Aloysius Mumford, character from My Wife and Kids
Franklin, Tennessee
Franklin Blake, character in The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Franklin Clinton, character in Grand Theft Auto 5
Franklin Plaskett, character in "We Need To Talk About Kevin"
Franklyn Froideveaux, character on the show 'Hannibal'
Roosevelt Franklin, former "Sesame Street" Muppet
Franklin Mott, vampire in True Blood
"Franklin", song by Paramore

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