Gender: Male Meaning of Francisco: "Frenchman or free man" Origin of Francisco: Spanish and Portuguese variation of Francis Francisco's Popularity in 2019: #275

Francisco Origin and Meaning

The name Francisco is a boy's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "Frenchman or free man".

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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Rank in US: #275

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MistyMeadows99 Says:


I think this name is fine and could easily be said in both English and Spanish with little to no difficulty.

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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