F names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Franklin

Franklin comes from an English surname meaning “freeholder”, referring to a class of landowners in medieval England who owned land but were neither serfs or nobles. The name comes from Anglo-Norman fraunclein (a landowner of free, but not noble, birth) via Old French franc (free) combined with the suffix -ling, -lein; franc comes from Medieval Latin francus which seems to be derived from the name of a tribe known as the Franks– the name itself seems to be derived from Proto-Germanic *frankô (spear, javelin) via a PIE origin.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Meaning: “freeholder”

Usage: English

Nicknames: Frank, Franky/Frankie

a6dff7ae9669fdad34f4b67f411760c1-1
Pinterest

Variants

  • Franklyn (English)

Female forms:

  • Franklina (English)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s