Gender: Male Origin of Pancho: Spanish, diminutive of Francisco Meaning of Francisco: Spanish and Portuguese variation of Francis, "Frenchman or free man"

Pancho Origin and Meaning

The name Pancho is a boy's name of Spanish origin.

Pancho is a bit more problematic than such similar names as Pablo and Paco because of the Pancho Villa association.

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madmaddie Says:


It sounds (and looks, for that matter) like “poncho”, as in the rain gear, don't you think?

Eva Thyssen Says:


This is a diminutive, a nickname for Francisco. Don't use it, please. It doesn't sound nice as a name for native Spanish speakers (like myself. I'm Chilean).

clairels Says:


Sounds like "paunchy."