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TypeSurname (from occupation)
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.FRANGK-lin
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Meaning & History

Derived from Middle English frankelin meaning "freeman". It denoted a landowner of free but not noble birth, from Old French franc meaning "free".

Related Names

VariantsFrank, Franklyn

Categories

Doctor Who actors
Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute