Italian variation of Francis
"Frenchman or free man"

Francesco Origin and Meaning

The name Francesco is a boy's name of Italian origin.

Thanks to the inspiration of Pope Francis, Francesco has galloped to the front of the line to become the Number One boys' name in Italy. As Francesca has become a familiar and popular form of the name for girls in the wider world, so does the handsome Francesco have that potential for boys.

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Francesco Rank in US Top 1000

Francesco Popularity

Famous People Named Francesco

  • Papa FrancescoItalian name for Pope Francis
  • San Francesco d'Assisiaka Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Francesco Petrarcabirth name of Italian Renaissance poet Petrarch
  • Francesco Scavullofashion photographer
  • Francesco TottiItalian footballer
  • Francesco CavalliItalian Baroque composer
  • Francesco BorrominiItalian Baroque architect
  • Francesco RosiItalian film director
  • Francesco Cossigaformer Prime Minister of Italy
  • Francesco CileaItalian composer
  • Francesco Onoratison of American actor Peter Onorati and writer Jeannette Collins
  • Francesco Carlo Albert Casiraghi (b. 2018)son of Pierre Casiraghi and Italian television personality Beatrice Borromeo

Francesco in Pop Culture

  • Damon Francesco Salvatoreone of the lead characters on "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Francesco Bernoullicharacter from "Cars".