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Franklin Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Franklin?

Ranking 435th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Franklin is somewhat popular.

Currently in the top 500, this name has been part of the top 1000 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Its highest popularity ranking of #33 was reached in 1933 with 5,363 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Franklin was 68 in 1897.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Franklin occurred roughly during the years 1896-1900, 1905-1920, and 1929-1933, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1936-1939, 1963-1967, and 1969-1972.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very low point.

How popular will Franklin be?

For a number of years, the name Franklin has remained mostly unchanged in popularity. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Franklin for their newborn has risen.

The name Franklin still has a solid footing and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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   Franklin (Girl)Franklin (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 8 11,700 690 435
2017 7 13,131 704 439
2016 < 5 -- 742 423
2015 < 5 -- 689 444
2014 5 17,377 658 450
2013 < 5 -- 550 495
2012 < 5 -- 494 528
2011 5 17,652 519 502
2010 < 5 -- 510 505
2009 < 5 -- 510 530
2008 < 5 -- 589 469
2007 < 5 -- 578 469
2006 < 5 -- 621 438
2005 < 5 -- 567 451
2004 5 16,967 507 489
2003 < 5 -- 539 466
2002 < 5 -- 507 470
2001 < 5 -- 533 451
2000 < 5 -- 530 448
1999 < 5 -- 573 411
1998 < 5 -- 636 389
1997 < 5 -- 588 400
1996 < 5 -- 694 351
1995 < 5 -- 662 363
1994 5 14,160 702 350
1993 6 12,294 703 345
1992 5 13,998 849 310
1991 < 5 -- 860 298
1990 9 8,714 850 299
1989 7 10,049 898 277
1988 9 7,912 831 280
1987 9 7,563 808 270
1986 9 7,313 786 272
1985 8 7,800 812 264
1984 9 6,977 795 263
1983 < 5 -- 739 278
1982 9 7,055 858 258
1981 < 5 -- 815 268
1980 11 6,037 878 253
1979 5 10,692 858 248
1978 11 5,678 836 248
1977 12 5,299 866 240
1976 8 6,812 804 247
1975 5 9,524 864 238
1974 5 9,195 914 229
1973 10 5,297 945 227
1972 9 5,620 928 231
1971 < 5 -- 1,126 209
1970 7 6,554 1,220 208
1969 7 6,156 1,223 204
1968 13 3,854 1,183 198
1967 9 4,723 1,198 194
1966 11 4,036 1,302 188
1965 11 4,026 1,370 185
1964 12 3,945 1,501 187
1963 12 3,865 1,521 195
1962 6 6,094 1,528 199
1961 6 6,058 1,525 195
1960 11 3,993 1,534 195
1959 7 5,207 1,556 190
1958 9 4,289 1,585 182
1957 13 3,368 1,693 179
1956 13 3,400 1,786 167
1955 6 5,409 1,767 162
1954 8 4,394 1,819 157
1953 5 5,959 1,763 158
1952 7 4,622 1,721 159
1951 7 4,518 1,693 152
1950 8 4,074 1,625 153
1949 6 4,874 1,623 155
1948 5 5,517 1,550 159
1947 10 3,537 1,770 152
1946 12 2,934 1,721 141
1945 11 2,796 1,894 119
1944 5 4,801 1,816 121
1943 10 3,115 1,970 119
1942 10 3,059 2,365 103
1941 12 2,579 2,204 98
1940 11 2,623 2,392 87
1939 11 2,645 1,856 106
1938 15 2,150 2,020 100
1937 17 1,949 2,514 77
1936 19 1,756 2,940 64
1935 17 1,951 2,609 71
1934 17 1,947 4,154 46
1933 24 1,524 5,363 33
1932 9 3,132 2,754 66
1931 < 5 -- 1,090 147
1930 9 3,153 1,078 149
1929 11 2,801 1,060 148
1928 12 2,671 1,104 146
1927 13 2,607 1,183 144
1926 7 4,027 1,201 142
1925 7 4,165 1,295 134
1924 5 5,373 1,284 134
1923 6 4,598 1,264 132
1922 10 3,234 1,317 126
1921 9 3,510 1,350 126
1920 7 4,136 1,451 119
1919 10 3,088 1,206 129
1918 5 5,098 1,275 129
1917 7 3,860 1,194 124
1916 < 5 -- 1,073 130
1915 < 5 -- 1,001 132
1914 5 3,845 770 134
1913 < 5 -- 593 132
1912 < 5 -- 497 129
1911 < 5 -- 220 152
1910 < 5 -- 176 170
1909 < 5 -- 168 150
1908 < 5 -- 133 171
1907 < 5 -- 122 177
1906 < 5 -- 125 156
1905 < 5 -- 98 187
1904 < 5 -- 108 169
1903 < 5 -- 116 155
1902 < 5 -- 97 176
1901 < 5 -- 92 163
1900 < 5 -- 137 151
1899 < 5 -- 116 138
1898 < 5 -- 112 152
1897 < 5 -- 68 208
1896 < 5 -- 96 167
1895 < 5 -- 103 150
1894 < 5 -- 84 180
1893 < 5 -- 99 150
1892 < 5 -- 109 147
1891 < 5 -- 109 125
1890 < 5 -- 90 157
1889 < 5 -- 100 148
1888 < 5 -- 129 123
1887 < 5 -- 89 143
1886 < 5 -- 127 117
1885 < 5 -- 117 118
1884 < 5 -- 93 147
1883 < 5 -- 94 131
1882 < 5 -- 112 125
1881 < 5 -- 117 107
1880 < 5 -- 120 112

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.