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What does Francesco mean?

Francesco Pronunciation of Francesco [francesco] as a boys' name has its root in Latin, and the name Francesco means "frenchman". Francesco is an alternate spelling of Francis (Latin). Francesco is also an Italian form of Francisco (Spanish, Portuguese).


Francesco has 4 variants: Franciscus, Franciskus, Francisque and Fransisco.

4 more related forms via Francis, Francisco: Franchesco, Franchesko, Franco and Frasco.

Creative forms:
(male) Farncesco, Fauncesco, ..

(female) Francenis, Francevia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Francesco Jax (F.J.), ..

How popular is Francesco?

Francesco is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1138 out of 1220, Top 93%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#57849 out of 150436, Top 38%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Francesco was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex position of #837 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is at #1338 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Francesco name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Francesco outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Francesco (#1338 via latest list) are Francisco (#247 via latest list), Francis (#482), Franco (#878) and Fransisco. Other variants, like Franciskus, are seldom used. These relations of Francesco were favored as baby names in the 1910s (adoption of 0.64%) and have become much less popular since (adoption 0.13%, 80%), with the form Francis becoming somewhat outmoded. Francisco is the firm favorite, although Franco appears to be gaining popularity too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Francesco, Francis, Francisco, Franco, Fransisco in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Francesco and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Franc, Franche, Franchot, Franciszek, Franck, Francke, Francklin (see Franklin), Francklyn (see Franklin), Francois, Franio, Franko, Frans, Frants, Franzel, Franzen, Frascuelo and Frisco. These names tend to be less frequently used than Francesco.

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