See also: franklin




From Middle English frankelein (freeholder). The place names are mostly named for Benjamin Franklin.

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  1. A surname​.
  2. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American author, scientist, inventor, and diplomat, and one of the Founding Fathers.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname, partly in honor of Benjamin Franklin.
  4. A town in Alabama
  5. A town in Arkansas
  6. A town in Connecticut
  7. A village in Georgia, USA
  8. A city in Idaho
  9. A village in Illinois
  10. A city in Indiana
  11. A city in Iowa
  12. A city in Kentucky
  13. A city in Louisiana
  14. A town in Maine
  15. A rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada
  16. A town in Massachusetts
  17. A village in Michigan
  18. A city in Minnesota
  19. A city in Missouri
  20. A city in Nebraska
  21. A city in New Hampshire
  22. A borough in New Jersey
  23. One of two towns in New York
  24. A town in North Carolina
  25. A city in Ohio
  26. A city in Pennsylvania
  27. A municipality in Quebec
  28. A township and a river in Tasmania
  29. A city in Tennessee
  30. A town in Vermont
  31. A city in Virginia
  32. A town in West Virginia
  33. A city and a few towns in Wisconsin

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Franklin (plural Franklins)

  1. (US, informal) A one-hundred-dollar bill, which carries the portrait of Benjamin Franklin.


Middle EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit


  1. A Middle English name for an English freeman that owns land but is not of noble birth.