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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Frank
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Frank in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Frank:
Records indicate that 904,555 boys in the United States have been named Frank since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 17,024 people in the U.S. were given the name Frank. Those people are now 102 years old.
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Comments about the name Frank
Based on the comments submitted below
11 Positive Comments
"I really like this name. I could be strong and masculine (frank) or more feminine (Frankie/Frances). Not a lot of people have this name so you won't have to go by Frank C. or Frank M. I think I will name my son this." Dec. 1, 2020:
"I?ve always liked my name Frank. Everyone is familiar with the name and yet it is rare today. It is never misspelled. And when people feel it is too big a name they soften it with with -ie and that?s ok...
Yes I?m a Frank and hears the cool part.... I am Frank III, my grandfather was Sr (born 1903), my Dad ?Jr.? (and tallest! 6?4?) and my son IV. Frank may be rare but not around this house!" Nov. 27, 2020:
"A cool name, Fun Fact, from Wikipedia it says about the character of Detective Columbo from the TV series Columbo that
"Columbo is portrayed primarily by Peter Falk, who appeared in the role from 1968 through 2003. Columbo's first name has never officially[clarification needed] been identified, although the name "Frank Columbo" has been visible on pieces of identification throughout the show's history." Frank Columbo has a nice ring to it !!!" Sep. 9, 2020:
"I called my little boy Frank after my granddad. People always think it's hella cute that a little boy has this old-fashioned grandpa name. And when he grows up, he'll grow into it." Feb. 5, 2020:
"Frank is a very cool name. Unfortunately, I'm called Frank but I'm not cool." Jan. 25, 2019:
"I am a famous Frank and I will keep the name !
It means "hONEST ".
'" Dec. 24, 2017:
"I love it. I was born in the 50's and not many guys named Frank. So everywhere I work people just say, "ask Frank" or "Go see Frank". It is a strong easy masculine name and I can't imagine myself named anything else. This name will come back soon." Nov. 21, 2017:
"I used to hate that name, but it's actually pretty nice. Of course easy to spell and not too popular." Jul. 5, 2007:
"hehehe... the funny thing about my name "Frank" is that you can guy a name called Frank in every single US movie!" Jan. 19, 2007:
"Yes, my name is Frank. I like it and I like it when the girls call me Frankie. We have a mixture of Latinos where I work and they call me "Fanco". It's a cool name." Jun. 16, 2006:
"Yes, it's my name. I really dislike it, though, when people say 'Franky'. How childish." Jul. 24, 2005:
1 Negative Comment
"i think frank is a silly name. it reminds me of a frankfurter or a sausage. i have an uncle named "Frank Dale McGinnis" that visits frequently and the name is just silly lol" Feb. 20, 2011:
8 Neutral Comments
"I love the name Frank. It?s a cool and a nice name. Frank is a lot more common than Richard." Sep. 6, 2019:
"My name is Nicholas my middle name is Frank which I've always gone by. I'm glad because I do not like Nicholas. Frank is a good middle of the road name" Mar. 28, 2019:
"My name is Frank and I LOVE it...always have, always will...so much that I named my son Frank, with a different middle name...I'm glad it's not too common now...another reason I love it!" Feb. 21, 2011:
"My name is Frank, middle name James and I was named after my Grandfather, born in 1916 when the name was at it's height. I went by "Jim", "Jimmy" as a young boy as Frank sounded too old. When I got into High School I started going by Frank when I played football and aquired the nick name "Frank the Tank" (not because I'm fat, but because I'm big and strong and ran over people in football, thus "TANK"). I loved it. I've also been called Franco. My long time grade school friends and family still call me "Jim", but all my High School friends and college friends call me Frank. I like having a name that isn't so common. And all my friends and little neices and nephew get a kick out of associating me with the combine "FRANK" in the animated movie "Cars".." May. 8, 2009:
"The eighth most unpopular male name in the United Kingdom behind Harold in fourth place and Ernest in fifth place but ahead of Leonard in 10th place and Arthur in 12th place while on the female endangered list Gertrude, Edna, Ethel, Norah, Mabel, Margaret, Annie, and Florence lie in first, second, third, sixth, 10th, 13th, 17th, and 20th positions respectively." Dec. 23, 2008:
"Along with Harry and Albert, this probably sounds like a corrupt New York businessman of Italian, Irish, or Jewish descent, and also like a New York Italian gangster. Frank Sinatra's career suffered for a while because of his links to the Mafia, but he overcame the worst to become one of the top showbiz names with his famous song 'New York, New York'." Jun. 6, 2008:
"Like Harry, John, William, and Robert (or even girls' names like Edith, Alice, Emma, Florence, Helen, Katherine), this was among the top 10 names for babies born in the United States in the 1870s. It gradually declined in the 20th century, despite the fame and wealth of singer Frank Sinatra in recent decades, and is considered to be rather unfashionable at the present time. Yet I suppose this could one day make a comeback - whereas Franklin (as in Franklin D. Roosevelt) is one of those names which appears to be stuck in limbo for eternity." Feb. 5, 2008:
"My name is Frank also, and people call me frankie it's annoying" Nov. 14, 2006:
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