Franklin Name Meaning & Origin
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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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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Frank, Franks, Frankie, Finn
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Franklin Pierce - 14th President of the United States
Franklin D. Roosevelt - 31st President of the United States
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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