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.