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Of English origin.

It was used as a surname.

Derives from the Middle English word “frankelin”, meaning free man.

Alternative forms of the name are: Franklyn, Francklyn.

Famous bearers are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franklin Pierce, Franklin Cover, Franklin Dyall.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the U.S.A.

He forged the “New Deal Coalition”, which brought together intellectuals, unions, banking and oil industries, minorities and farmers.