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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 small city in Georgia, USA, and the county seat of Heard County.
  8. A city in Idaho.
  9. A village in Illinois.
  10. A city in Indiana, and the county seat of Johnson County.
  11. A city in Iowa.
  12. A city in Kentucky, and the county seat of Simpson County.
  13. A city in Louisiana, and the parish seat of St. Mary Parish.
  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 small city in Nebraska, and the county seat of Franklin County.
  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, and the county seat of Macon County.
  25. A city in Ohio.
  26. A city in Pennsylvania, and the county seat of Venango County.
  27. A borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
  28. A municipality in Quebec.
  29. A township and a river in Tasmania.
  30. A city in Tennessee, and the county seat of Williamson County.
  31. A city in Texas, and the county seat of Robertson County.
  32. A town in Vermont.
  33. A city in Virginia.
  34. A town in West Virginia, and the county seat of Pendleton County.
  35. 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.




From English Franklin, from Middle English.

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  1. a male given name

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