Name: Franklin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Franklin

  • Meaning:
    Free man
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (FRANK lin)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Franklin)
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Miscellaneous Info for Franklin

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    A Middle English term from the feudal system indicating a free, land-owning gentleman.

    Franklin is the first name of two US Presidents, Franklin Pierce and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and is the surname of US patriot and statesman Benjamin Franklin.

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