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Gender: Male Origin of Francesco: Italian variation of Francis

The name Francesco is a boy's name of Italian origin. Francesco and is often added to lists like Popular Italian Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like ""Don't call me ___, I go by ___"".

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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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Famous People Named Francesco

Papa Francesco, Italian name for Pope Francis
San Francesco d'Assisi, aka Saint Francis of Assisi
Francesco Petrarca, birth name of Italian Renaissance poet Petrarch
Francesco Scavullo, fashion photographer
Francesco Totti, Italian footballer
Francesco Cavalli, Italian Baroque composer
Francesco Borromini, Italian Baroque architect
Francesco Rosi, Italian film director
Francesco Cossiga, former Prime Minister of Italy
Francesco Cilea, Italian composer
Francesco Onorati, son 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

Pop Culture References for the name Francesco

Damon Francesco Salvatore, one of the lead characters on "The Vampire Diaries"