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What does Franklyn mean?

Franklyn Pronunciation of Franklyn [franklyn] as a boys' name has its root in Middle English, and the name Franklyn means "free man". Franklyn is a variant form of Franklin (Middle English): transferred use of the surname.


VARIANTS Franklynn, Franklinn, Francklyn, Francklin




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How popular is Franklyn?

Franklyn is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1197 out of 1220, Top 98%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#32782 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Franklyn reached its peak rank of #666 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Franklyn name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Franklyn outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Frank (#355 A YEAR AGO) and Franklin (#443) are the prominent alternative forms of Franklyn listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Franklyn were popular as baby names 135 years ago (USAGE OF 2.93%) and are now much less widespread (USAGE 0.09%, 97.1% LESS), with versions such as Franklin falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Franklyn, Frank, Franklin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Frank outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arlyn, Brandyn, Branly, Brendyn, Brenttyn, Brentyn, Brenyn, Connlyn, Cranly (see Cranley), Crayn, Dalyn, Faelan, Falken, Faolan, Farly, Farnly (see Farnley), Flann, Flannan, Flyn, Fran, Franc, Franche, Franchot, Francis, Franck, Francke, Franco, Francois, Franio, Frankie, Franko, Franky, Frann, Frannie, Frans, Frants, Frantz, Franz, Franzel, Franzen, Franzi, Franzin, Frayn, Frayne, Galyn, Garlyn, Grantly, Hamlyn, Harlyn, Jenkyn (see Jenkin), Kirklyn and Landyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Franklyn.

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