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Who Is The Most Famous Franklin In The World?

Updated February 25, 2021 8.1k views64 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name Franklin.

How many celebrities with the last name Franklin can you think of? The famous Franklins below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name Franklin, famous musicians named Franklin, and even athletes named Franklin.

Aretha Franklin is certainly one of the most famous Franklins on this list. One of the famous singers with the last name Franklin, she was the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her hits include “Respect,” “Think,” and “Chain of Fools.”

Another of the famous people with the last name Franklin is Benjamin Franklin. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He also invented the lightning rod, bifocals and other revolutionary advancements.

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  • Aretha Franklin
    Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter,...  more
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin

    Dec. at 84 (1706-1790)
    Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American...  more
  • Kirk Franklin
    Kirk Dewayne Franklin (born January 26, 1970) is an American gospel musician, songwriter,...  more
  • Bonnie Franklin

    Bonnie Franklin

    Dec. at 69 (1944-2013)
    Bonnie Gail Franklin (January 6, 1944 – March 1, 2013) was an American actress, known for her...  more
  • Rosalind Franklin

    Rosalind Franklin

    Dec. at 38 (1920-1958)
    Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was an English chemist and X-ray...  more
  • Pamela Franklin
    Pamela Franklin (born 3 February 1950) is a British actress who appeared in feature films from...  more
  • Diane Franklin
    Diane Franklin is an American actress, fashion model and producer....  more
  • Joe Franklin
    Joe Franklin (March 9, 1926 – January 24, 2015), born Joseph Fortgang, was an American radio...  more
  • Missy Franklin
    Melissa Jeanette Franklin (born May 10, 1995) is an American former competition swimmer and...  more
  • Melissa Franklin
    Melissa Eve Bronwen Franklin (born September 30, 1956) is an experimental particle physicist...  more
  • Farrah Franklin
    Farrah Destiny Franklin (born May 3, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She...  more
  • James Franklin
    James Franklin may refer to: James Franklin (printer) (1697–1735), elder brother of Benjamin...  more
  • Rich Franklin
    Richard Jay "Rich" Franklin II (born October 5, 1974) is an American retired mixed martial...  more
  • James Franklin
    James Edward Charles Franklin (born 7 November 1980) is a New Zealand cricket coach and former...  more
  • Ryan Franklin
    Ryan Ray Franklin (born March 5, 1973), is an American former professional baseball pitcher,...  more
  • Nick Franklin
    Nicholas Edward Franklin (born (1991-03-02)March 2, 1991) is an American professional baseball...  more
  • Aubrayo Franklin
    Aubrayo Razyo Franklin (; born August 27, 1980) is a former American football nose tackle and...  more
  • Cassandra Franklin
    Cassandra Franklin is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Fiji....  more
  • Joseph Paul Franklin

    Joseph Paul Franklin

    Dec. at 63 (1950-2013)
    Joseph Paul Franklin (born James Clayton Vaughn Jr.; April 13, 1950 – November 20, 2013) was...  more
  • Jamaal Franklin
    Jamaal Franklin (born July 21, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who...  more
  • Carl Franklin
    Carl Franklin (born April 11, 1949) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, film and...  more
  • Lance Franklin
    Lance Franklin (born 30 January 1987), also known as Buddy Franklin, is a professional...  more
  • Patricia Franklin
    Patricia Franklin (born 1942, London, England) is an English actress....  more
  • Melvin Franklin

    Melvin Franklin

    Dec. at 53 (1942-1995)
    David Melvin English (October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995) better known by the stage name...  more
  • Bruce Franklin
    Bruce Franklin is a founding member and guitarist for the American Doom Metal band Trouble. In...  more