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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Franklin
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Franklin in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Franklin:
Records indicate that 131,880 boys in the United States have been named Franklin since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1933, when 5,353 people in the U.S. were given the name Franklin. Those people are now 88 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Franklin
Based on the comments submitted below
1 Positive Comment
"sometimes people call me franklyn. or think it is frank lynn. It's all about Franklin!" Sep. 9, 2017:
4 Neutral Comments
"An OK name, I'm always remined of the character of
Franklin in the Peanuts Comic strip by
Charles M. Schulz" Feb. 26, 2021:
"Parents of an occasional amount of female Franklins, especially African-American ones, may be paying their ultimate tribute to Aretha Franklin, aka "the goddess of soul"." Jun. 1, 2008:
"I think it's cooler for a girl than for a boy, especially when spelt with a "y", but then again I think the name in general should stay in the era of Franklin D. Roosevelt. However, short form Frank (also used for Francis and as an independent name) deserves a second chance in terms of it being a hopeless old man name one minute and then becoming a spunky nickname name for today's sons (less often daughters)." Apr. 23, 2008:
"Love this for a name. We were going to name our baby this is it was a boy. Every Franklin I ever met liked his name and was a great person.. Franks on the other hand... :)" Mar. 19, 2008:
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