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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Franke

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  1. A surname​.
  2. one of the Franks
  3. Franconian

Notable Persons Named Franke

Franke was born on December 2nd, 1950 in Washington, D.C.


Franke was born on February 2nd, 1958.


Franke was born on October 30th, 1888. He died in 1971.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Franke

Christopher Franke is an electronic music musician. He plays Drums, keyboards, synthesizers, and Drum kit. Christopher was given the name Christoph Franke on April 6th, 1953.


Jay was given the name Jason Anthony Franke on May 17th, 1972 in Leonardtown, Maryland, U.S.


Bette was born on December 3rd, 1989 in Heemskerk, North Holland, Netherlands.


Yannick Franke is a basketball player for the Bisons Loimaa, BS Leiden, Challenge Sports Rotterdam, and Donar (basketball club) in the Korisliiga. He has been prominent since 2013. Yannick was born on May 21st, 1996 in Haarlem.


William B. Franke was an office holder. William was born on April 15th, 1894 in Troy, New York. He breathed his last breath on June 30th, 1979.


Victor was born on July 21st, 1865. He left this life on August 7th, 1936.


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Popularity of Franke as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Franke U.S.
  White 95.15% 64.26%
  African American 0.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.24% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.24% 16.26%

Of Last Name Franke

People with the last name Franke are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Franke

  • How Popular is the name Franke? Franke is the 42,736th most popular name of all time. As a last name Franke was the 4,802nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Franke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 67 babies born with the first name Franke in the United States. That's more than enough people named Franke to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Franke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Franke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Franke is Wednesday, March 10th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Franke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Franke was in 2006 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Franke: Your name in reverse order is Eknarf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rnkaef. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Franke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,359 people with the last name Franke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Franke? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Franke as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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