Franklin

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic

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Origin and Meaning

Originally an English surname

1) Middle English frankeleyn = 'freeman' [1] [2] [3]

2) English pet form of Frank [4] [3]

Related Names

Franklin
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Franklín
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Icelandic
Franklyn Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Franklinsson Iceland

Female

Franklinsdóttir Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Franklin
Genitive: Franklins
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Franklin
Genitive: Franklinin
Partitive: Franklinia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Franklin
Accusative: Franklin
Dative: Franklin
Genitive: Franklins
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Franklin
Genitive: Franklins
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Franklin
Genitive: Franklins

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 98 people were named Franklin (percentage of first or only given name: 12 %) [6]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[8]
135 278 0 4 135 274
Denmark Denmark[9]
43
n.a.
0
n.a.
43
n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
83 0 0
n.a.
83
Iceland Iceland[11]
4 8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
0 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[13]
35
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
35
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Franklin (m) Sources: [8][9][13][10]


References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  7. IKEA 2016, http://www.ikea.com/
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  13. 13.0 13.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no