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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Frankel


Notable Persons With the Last Name Frankel

Beatrice "Bea" Arthur was an actress, comedian, and singer. She was most prominent from 1947 to 2008. Beatrice was given the name Bernice Frankel on May 13th, 1922 in New York City, New York, U.S. She left this life on April 25th, 2009.


Bethenny Frankel is a reality television personality, chef, talk show host, author, and entrepreneur. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Bethenny was born as the child of Robert J. Frankel on November 4th, 1970 in New York City.


David Frankel is a director, screenwriter, and producer. He has been prominent since 1984. David was born on April 2nd, 1959 in New York City.


Robert Frankel was a horse trainer. Robert was born on July 9th, 1941 in Brooklyn. He breathed his last breath on November 16th, 2009.


Lois Frankel is a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from Florida's 22nd district, Mayor of West Palm Beach, Florida, and MayorofWest Palm Beach. She was most prominent from 2013 to 2011. Lois was born on May 16th, 1948 in New York City.


Mark Frankel was an actor. He was most active from 1991 to 1991. Mark was given the name Mark D. Frankel on June 13th, 1962 in Surrey. He left this life on September 24th, 1996.


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Popularity of Frankel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Frankel U.S.
  White 95.12% 64.26%
  African American 0.66% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.08% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Frankel

People with the last name Frankel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Frankel

  • How Popular is the name Frankel? Frankel is the 81,420th most popular name of all time. As a last name Frankel was the 4,860th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Frankel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Frankel in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Frankel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1992 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Frankel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Frankel is Friday, June 5th, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Frankel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Frankel was in 1992 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Frankel: Your name in reverse order is Leknarf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alefknr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Frankel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,253 people with the last name Frankel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Frankel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Frankel as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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