Franklin - boys name

Franklin name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Franklin name meaning:

The name Franklin is of English origin and has a rich history. It is derived from an occupational surname, meaning "free man" or "landowner." The name can be traced back to the Middle Ages when it was commonly used to describe a prosperous and independent individual who owned land.

In addition to its literal meaning, the name Franklin carries connotations of wealth, status, and freedom. It symbolizes someone who is self-reliant, confident, and successful. People with this name are often seen as leaders, with a strong sense of responsibility and a desire for personal achievement.

The name Franklin has been associated with notable figures throughout history, including Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. This association further adds to the name's prestige and significance. Overall, Franklin is a name that evokes a sense of power, prosperity, and independence, making it an appealing choice for parents looking to bestow a strong and meaningful name upon their son.

Origin: Latin

Free Man.


Victorian names

Related names

Franklin , Franklynn, Franky

Other boys names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 260 out of 4789

184 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Franklin

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