Franklyn

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
709
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Franklyn

"Franklyn" is a name of English origin, and it means "Free man: landholder". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Franklyn

Franklyn Ajaye is an actor and comedian. He has been prominent since 1973. Franklyn was born on May 13th, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Franklyn Seales was an actor, painter, and painting. His career lasted from 1974 to 1974. Franklyn was born on July 15th, 1952 in Calliaqua. Franklyn is also known as Frank Seales. He breathed his last breath on May 14th, 1990.

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Franklyn was given the name William Smith on June 5th, 1878. He left this life on July 4th, 1961.

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Franklyn Rose is a cricketer. Franklyn was born on February 1st, 1972 in Chalky Hill, Saint Ann, Jamaica.

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Franklyn Stephenson is a cricketer. Franklyn was born on April 8th, 1959 in Saint James, Barbados.

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Franklyn was born on March 26th, 1939.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Franklyn

Sabina Franklyn is an actor and actress. Sabina was given the name Elizabeth Sabina Franklyn on September 15th, 1954 in London.

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William was born William Leo Franklyn on September 22nd, 1925 in Kensington, London, England, UK. He died on October 31st, 2006.

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Milt Franklyn was a film score and soundtrack composer and arrangement. He was most active from 1936 to 1962. Milt was given the name Milton J. Franklyn on September 16th, 1897 in New York, United States. He died on April 24th, 1962.

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Harold was born on November 28th, 1885. He breathed his last breath on March 31st, 1963.

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Leo was born on April 7th, 1897. He breathed his last breath on September 17th, 1975.

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Charles was born on August 25th, 1896. He passed away on November 26th, 1982.

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How popular is the baby name Franklyn in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 6 0 6
1888 5 0 5
1892 7 0 7
1893 6 0 6
1894 5 0 5
1898 10 0 10
1901 7 0 7
1902 5 0 5
1903 9 0 9
1904 5 0 5
1905 8 0 8
1906 6 0 6
1907 10 0 10
1908 11 0 11
1909 7 0 7
1910 15 0 15
1911 15 0 15
1912 23 0 23
1913 40 0 40
1914 55 0 55
1915 70 0 70
1916 57 0 57
1917 89 0 89
1918 84 0 84
1919 84 0 84
1920 76 0 76
1921 94 0 94
1922 95 0 95
1923 95 0 95
1924 68 0 68
1925 89 0 89
1926 82 0 82
1927 71 0 71
1928 62 0 62
1929 73 0 73
1930 75 0 75
1931 55 0 55
1932 83 5 78
1933 133 0 133
1934 84 0 84
1935 95 0 95
1936 77 0 77
1937 72 0 72
1938 73 0 73
1939 77 0 77
1940 81 0 81
1941 65 0 65
1942 91 0 91
1943 67 0 67
1944 44 0 44
1945 77 0 77
1946 52 0 52
1947 66 0 66
1948 71 0 71
1949 72 0 72
1950 58 0 58
1951 54 0 54
1952 53 0 53
1953 54 0 54
1954 66 0 66
1955 69 0 69
1956 65 0 65
1957 53 0 53
1958 53 0 53
1959 46 0 46
1960 49 0 49
1961 45 0 45
1962 45 0 45
1963 48 0 48
1964 45 0 45
1965 48 0 48
1966 40 0 40
1967 38 0 38
1968 43 0 43
1969 61 0 61
1970 50 0 50
1971 38 0 38
1972 39 0 39
1973 37 0 37
1974 33 0 33
1975 26 0 26
1976 40 0 40
1977 35 0 35
1978 35 0 35
1979 32 0 32
1980 36 0 36
1981 40 0 40
1982 36 0 36
1983 46 0 46
1984 47 0 47
1985 35 0 35
1986 38 0 38
1987 56 0 56
1988 54 0 54
1989 74 0 74
1990 64 0 64
1991 58 0 58
1992 43 0 43
1993 49 0 49
1994 49 0 49
1995 50 0 50
1996 39 0 39
1997 54 0 54
1998 52 0 52
1999 42 0 42
2000 39 0 39
2001 39 0 39
2002 32 0 32
2003 35 0 35
2004 38 0 38
2005 40 0 40
2006 44 0 44
2007 40 0 40
2008 54 0 54
2009 30 0 30
2010 45 0 45
2011 23 0 23
2012 30 0 30
2013 20 0 20
2014 20 0 20
2015 29 6 23
2016 32 9 23
2017 32 9 23

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Popularity of Franklyn as a first name

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Popularity of Franklyn as a last name

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Common last names for Franklyn

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Walker
  • Green
  • Jackson
  • Martin

Common first names for Franklyn

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Franklyn U.S.
  White 38.22% 64.26%
  African American 51.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Franklyn

People with the last name Franklyn are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Franklyn

  • How Popular is the name Franklyn? Franklyn is the 3,397th most popular name of all time. As a last name Franklyn was the 32,438th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Franklyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,936 babies born with the first name Franklyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Franklyn to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Franklyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Franklyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Franklyn is Saturday, August 23rd, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Franklyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Franklyn was in 1933 with a total of 133 babies.
  • Random Franklyn Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Franklyn is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Franklyn: Your name in reverse order is Nylknarf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nflnkray. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Franklyn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 709 people with the last name Franklyn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Franklyn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Franklyn as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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