Franklin Name Meaning & Origin

Franklin

Pronunciation: FRANGK-lin (key)

Origin of the name Franklin:

Transferred use of the surname, which is from the Middle English frankeleyn (a freeman, a landowner of free but not noble birth). The word is derived from the French franc (free).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Franklin

Benjamin Franklin, inventive was he
Out in a storm with a kite and a key.
Found how electric the lightning can be,
Wise old Benjamin Franklin!

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Nicknames for Franklin

Frank, Franks, Frankie, Finn

Meanings and history of the name Franklin
Famous real-life people named Franklin

Franklin Pierce - 14th President of the United States
Franklin D. Roosevelt - 31st President of the United States

Franklin in song, story & screen

Franklin the turtle is a character in a the series of children's books by Paulette Bourgeois;
Franklin-Covey Day Planners
Franklin - character in Charles Schultz' "Peanuts" cartoons
Franklin "Foggy" Nelson- best friend, co-worker, and co-founder of Nelson & Murdock in the show and Marvel comics "Daredevil"
Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce on TV show M*A*S*H

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