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Gender: Male Meaning of Francisco: "Frenchman or free man" Origin of Francisco: Spanish and Portuguese variation of Francis Francisco's Popularity in 2017: #259

The name Francisco is a boy's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "Frenchman or free man". Francisco is ranked #259 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Freedom and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would you've been called if you were the opposite sex?".

From the experts:

Francisco is one of the more popular Spanish names for boys in the US, which is unsurprising given its popularity back in Spain and Portugal as well as Latin America, coupled with its classic status. It also has a cool hipster vibe to it, given the reputation of the city of San Francisco.

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Famous People Named Francisco

Papa Francisco, Pope of the Holy Catholic Church (2013- )
Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator
Francisco Jose de Goya, Spanish romantic painter
Francisco Javier Clavet, Spanish tennis player
Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador
Francisco Ignacio Madero, 33rd president of Mexico
Francisco José Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball pitcher
Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, Spanish conquistador
Francisco Roig, Spanish tennis player
Francisco de Zurbara¡n, Spanish painter
Francisco "Chico" Buarque de Hollanda, Brazilian singer-songwriter
Francisco Lachowski, Brazilian male supermodel
Francisco Ramí­rez Garnes García aka sTaXxCraft, Spanish YouTuber
Francisco "Chicão" Eller (b. 1993), son of Brazilian singer Cassia Eller
Francisco Müller, son of Brazilian actor Otávio
Francisco Lindor, Puerto Rican baseball player
Francisco Miranda, son of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal

Pop Culture References for the name Francisco

Francisco "Cisco" Ramon aka the Vibe, superhero in DC comics and TV's "The Flash" and "Arrow"
Francisco, character on TV's "Elena of Avalor"
"Save Me, San Francisco", song by Train
San Francisco, city in the State of California


CupcakeOfJayce Says:


FRANCISCO! That's fun to say! Frrranciiiisco. Fraaaaanciscooo. Frannnnnncisssco . . .

(*whispers* Fraaaaancisco . . . Sorry, am I being too loud?)

Guest Says:


I disagree with the description. People name their kids Diego, Antonio, Paolo, Juan, Rafael, Salvador etc. all San/São/Saint names. It's not that different than Francesco and you can easily go to Frankie like the actor Frankie Muniz did.

Griselda Says:


Francisco is a very handsome name; traditional in Spain and Latin America. Actual name of Pope Jorge Bergoglio "Francisco", "Francesco" in Italy.
One of the most famous saints in Catholic religion "San Francisco de Assis".

I don't find anything wrong being the name of a US city. Don't parents name their kids Paris, Gerogia, Carolina, Santiago, Orlando, Austin...? Why would it be less appealing than other latinate names?

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