Italian variation of Frances
"from France or free man"

Francesca Origin and Meaning

The name Francesca is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "from France or free man".
Francesca is a lighter and much more feminine choice than the classic Frances, and one that is increasingly popular with upscale parents.

Francesca made an appearance in Dante's Inferno and then, centuries later, in the best-selling novel The Bridges of Madison County, played on screen by Meryl Streep and co-starring Clint Eastwood, who went on to name his daughter Francesca. Other dads of Francescas include Martin Scorsese, Erik Estrada, Jason Bateman and (stepdad) Ringo Starr.

Francesca is also having a big renaissance in Italy, its country of origin.
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Famous People Named Francesca

  • Francesca "Frankie" SandfordEnglish singer of group The Saturdays
  • Francesca Ruth FisherEastwood, American actress and socialite; daughter of actors Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher
  • (Constance) Francesca Gabor HiltonAmerican actress; daughter of hotelier Conrad Hilton and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Francesca JamesAmerican actress
  • Francesca AnnisEnglish actress
  • Francesca CollettAmerican actress
  • Francesca BattistelliAmerican musician
  • Francesca WoodmanAmerican photographer
  • Francesca CapaldiAmerican actress
  • Francesca Isabella SimonBritish,American children's author
  • Francesca GregoriniItalian/American writer/director
  • Francesca SchiavoneItalian tennis player
  • Francesca BarracciuItalian MEP
  • Francesca NeriItalian actress
  • Francesca DallapĂ©Italian diver
  • Francesca GuillĂ©nMexican actress; daughter of actor Alejandro Camacho
  • Francesca "Fran" KirbyEnglish football player
  • Francesca Abornniece of actress Isabella Rossellini
  • Francesca Halabi (b. 1984)daughter of reality TV personality Faye Resnick and Fadi Halabi
  • Francesca McKnight Donatella Romana Gregorini (di Savignano di Romagna)Italian,American film director, daughter of actress Barbara Bach and stepdaughter of musician Ringo Starr
  • Francesca Halldaughter of TV presenter Stuart Hall
  • Francesca Mainwaringdaughter of TV presenter Ed Stewart
  • Francesca Gunn (b. 1990)late daughter of footballer Bryan Gunn
  • Francesca GĂ©nĂ©reux (b. 1999)daughter of dancer and TV personality Jean,Marc GĂ©nĂ©reux
  • Francesca Abbruzzesedaughter of drummer Dave Abbruzzese of band Pearl Jam
  • Francesca Scorsese (b. 1999)daughter of director Martin Scorsese
  • Francesca Natalia Estrada (b. 2000)daughter of actor Erik Estrada
  • Francesca Pace (b. 2004)daughter of tennis player Irina Spirlea and Massimiliano Pace
  • Francesca Fospero (b. 2004)daughter of TV presenter Helen Fospero
  • Francesca Nora Bateman (b. 2006)daughter of actor Jason Bateman & Amanda Anka
  • Francesca Christine Giner (b. 2008)daughter of actress Amy Jo Johnson and Olivier Giner
  • Francesca Alice Adams (b. 2009)daughter of ice hockey player Craig Adams
  • Francesca Marlowe Jacobs (b. 2013)daughter of TV weather forecasters Rose and Steven Jacobs

Francesca in Pop Culture

  • Francesca "Frankie" Alanmain character from the television series "Lip Service"
  • Francesca Altifiorladragon in "Kept in the Dark" (Anthony Trollope)
  • Francesca "Fancy" Monroefrom "The Jamie Foxx Show"
  • Francesca "Frankie" Suttonfrom the movie "Set It Off"
  • Francesca Villantefrom Australian TV soap "Neighbours"
  • Francesca "Frankie" Adams Fosterstillborn daughter of Stef and Lena on American TV show "The Fosters"
  • Francescaa character from the novel 'Torment' (Lauren Kate)
  • Francesca Wolffgirlfriend of Marina Ferrer in TV series "The L Word".
  • Francesca "Franky" Fitzgerald from the TV show "Skins UK" (third generation)
  • Francesca "Frankie" Hathaway from the kids show "The Haunted Hathaways"
  • Francesca "Frankie" Hollingsworth from the TV show "Degrassi" and "Degrassi: Next Class"
  • Francesca Spinellimain character in Melina Marchetta's "Saving Francesca"

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