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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 3,255 13 3,242 #6 boy name
1881 2,843 9 2,834 #6 boy name
1882 3,187 11 3,176 #6 boy name
1883 3,003 17 2,986 #6 boy name
1884 3,239 21 3,218 #6 boy name
1885 3,085 18 3,067 #6 boy name
1886 3,149 22 3,127 #6 boy name
1887 2,902 19 2,883 #6 boy name
1888 3,480 21 3,459 #6 boy name
1889 2,992 17 2,975 #6 boy name
1890 3,112 34 3,078 #6 boy name
1891 2,674 22 2,652 #6 boy name
1892 3,175 25 3,150 #6 boy name
1893 2,937 20 2,917 #7 boy name
1894 2,882 19 2,863 #7 boy name
1895 3,039 27 3,012 #6 boy name
1896 2,862 17 2,845 #7 boy name
1897 2,743 17 2,726 #7 boy name
1898 2,944 19 2,925 #8 boy name
1899 2,571 21 2,550 #8 boy name
1900 3,496 19 3,477 #8 boy name
1901 2,423 21 2,402 #8 boy name
1902 2,773 17 2,756 #8 boy name
1903 2,662 18 2,644 #8 boy name
1904 2,821 22 2,799 #8 boy name
1905 2,859 22 2,837 #8 boy name
1906 2,813 15 2,798 #8 boy name
1907 2,963 20 2,943 #8 boy name
1908 3,168 22 3,146 #8 boy name
1909 3,262 18 3,244 #8 boy name
1910 3,789 21 3,768 #8 boy name
1911 4,343 29 4,314 #8 boy name
1912 7,941 29 7,912 #9 boy name
1913 9,273 36 9,237 #9 boy name
1914 12,047 46 12,001 #9 boy name
1915 15,068 62 15,006 #9 boy name
1916 15,376 84 15,292 #9 boy name
1917 15,867 98 15,769 #9 boy name
1918 17,089 71 17,018 #9 boy name
1919 15,786 84 15,702 #9 boy name
1920 16,498 65 16,433 #9 boy name
1921 16,795 89 16,706 #9 boy name
1922 16,091 77 16,014 #10 boy name
1923 15,996 86 15,910 #11 boy name
1924 16,135 94 16,041 #12 boy name
1925 15,431 99 15,332 #12 boy name
1926 14,584 93 14,491 #12 boy name
1927 14,489 109 14,380 #12 boy name
1928 13,675 105 13,570 #12 boy name
1929 13,080 129 12,951 #12 boy name
1930 12,626 90 12,536 #13 boy name
1931 11,551 83 11,468 #16 boy name
1932 11,559 68 11,491 #15 boy name
1933 11,033 73 10,960 #16 boy name
1934 10,689 54 10,635 #16 boy name
1935 10,471 55 10,416 #16 boy name
1936 10,242 51 10,191 #16 boy name
1937 10,176 52 10,124 #18 boy name
1938 10,294 38 10,256 #18 boy name
1939 10,039 54 9,985 #20 boy name
1940 10,632 36 10,596 #20 boy name
1941 10,822 33 10,789 #21 boy name
1942 12,285 43 12,242 #21 boy name
1943 12,294 46 12,248 #21 boy name
1944 11,375 40 11,335 #21 boy name
1945 10,898 30 10,868 #21 boy name
1946 12,719 51 12,668 #22 boy name
1947 14,044 48 13,996 #23 boy name
1948 12,729 31 12,698 #25 boy name
1949 12,000 43 11,957 #27 boy name
1950 11,652 30 11,622 #29 boy name
1951 11,503 43 11,460 #31 boy name
1952 11,307 28 11,279 #32 boy name
1953 11,183 27 11,156 #33 boy name
1954 11,028 37 10,991 #36 boy name
1955 11,125 23 11,102 #34 boy name
1956 11,182 44 11,138 #38 boy name
1957 11,304 42 11,262 #38 boy name
1958 11,368 55 11,313 #38 boy name
1959 10,978 48 10,930 #42 boy name
1960 10,800 36 10,764 #40 boy name
1961 10,457 36 10,421 #41 boy name
1962 9,798 42 9,756 #42 boy name
1963 9,578 44 9,534 #41 boy name
1964 9,371 31 9,340 #41 boy name
1965 8,351 30 8,321 #43 boy name
1966 7,823 29 7,794 #43 boy name
1967 7,472 43 7,429 #45 boy name
1968 6,945 48 6,897 #49 boy name
1969 6,970 45 6,925 #47 boy name
1970 6,852 49 6,803 #48 boy name
1971 6,126 36 6,090 #54 boy name
1972 5,215 43 5,172 #56 boy name
1973 4,833 42 4,791 #61 boy name
1974 4,406 44 4,362 #66 boy name
1975 4,246 36 4,210 #66 boy name
1976 3,927 29 3,898 #68 boy name
1977 3,925 32 3,893 #71 boy name
1978 3,803 30 3,773 #77 boy name
1979 3,962 32 3,930 #78 boy name
1980 3,764 27 3,737 #81 boy name
1981 3,664 29 3,635 #82 boy name
1982 3,633 29 3,604 #81 boy name
1983 3,385 26 3,359 #86 boy name
1984 3,357 28 3,329 #86 boy name
1985 3,325 28 3,297 #90 boy name
1986 3,206 32 3,174 #91 boy name
1987 3,153 28 3,125 #97 boy name
1988 3,285 17 3,268 #99 boy name
1989 3,071 23 3,048
1990 3,199 13 3,186
1991 2,887 12 2,875
1992 2,762 7 2,755
1993 2,521 18 2,503
1994 2,490 12 2,478
1995 2,263 17 2,246
1996 2,155 9 2,146
1997 2,031 9 2,022
1998 1,884 0 1,884
1999 1,854 0 1,854
2000 1,708 0 1,708
2001 1,634 0 1,634
2002 1,588 0 1,588
2003 1,499 0 1,499
2004 1,464 0 1,464
2005 1,479 0 1,479
2006 1,400 0 1,400
2007 1,332 5 1,327
2008 1,227 0 1,227
2009 1,136 0 1,136
2010 1,072 0 1,072
2011 1,044 0 1,044
2012 985 0 985
2013 1,005 0 1,005
2014 988 0 988
2015 937 0 937

Want to know about the popularity of the Frank baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 913,022 babies born with the name Frank in the United States. That's more than enough Franks to occupy the country of Fiji with an estimated population of 876,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 3,255 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Frank" was in 1918 with a total of 17,018 babies. (That's a lot of baby Franks)

According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Frank" ranks #29 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 104 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1968. Across the entire United States a total of 6,945 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Frank popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Frank" mean? The list below shows the origins of Frank as well as things modernly associated with the name Frank such as celebrities named Frank.

Origin and Meaning of Frank

The name "Frank" is of English origin, and it means "Free or Truthful". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra is a singer, actor, director, and producer specializing in traditional pop, easy listening, jazz, and swing music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1935 to 1996. Frank was born in 1915 as Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright is an architect. Frank was born in 1867 as Frank Lincoln Wright in Richland Center, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa is a musician, songwriter, composer, and conductor specializing in rock, jazz, classical, and electronic music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1955 to 1993. Frank was born in 1940 as Frank Vincent Zappa in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

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Frank Gifford

Frank Gifford is a NFL player. Frank was born in 1930 in Santa Monica, California.

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Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is a football biography. Frank was born in 1978 in Romford, London, England.

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Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1925 to 1961. Gary was born in 1901 as Frank James Cooper in Helena, Montana, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Frank

Frank Lucas
Frank Gore
Frank Ocean
Frank And Oak
Frank Guinta
Frank Kaminsky
Frank Ocean New Album

Alternative Meanings

F is for fair, always honest and true.

R is for realist, the way you are.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

K is for kid, the child within.

Your name in reverse order is "Knarf". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rkfna". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Frank born Jan 23, 2001

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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