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

The name Pancho is a boy's name of Spanish origin. Pancho and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover 10 times".

From the experts:

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

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Famous People Named Pancho

Pancho Villa (born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula), Mexican revolutionary
Ricardo Alonso "Pancho" González, American tennis player
Pancho "Segoo" Segura, Ecuadorian-American tennis player
Duane C. "Pancho" Carter, Jr., American racing driver
Frank "Pancho" Martin, American racehorse trainer
Pancho Haralanov Vladigerov, Bulgarian composer and pianist

Pop Culture References for the name Pancho

"Pancho and Lefty," song by Townes van Zandt

Panzo, Panchito, Pancholo


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."