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What does Francisco mean?

Francisco Pronunciation of Francisco [fran-cis-co] as a boys' name is pronounced frahn-CEES-koh. It is of Spanish and Portuguese origin. Variant of Francis.


Francisco has 3 variants: Chico, Francesco and Frisco.

Affiliated boy names: Cisco, Paco and Pancho.

11 more alternative forms via Francis: Franchesco, Franchesko, Franciscus, Franciskus, Francisque, Franciszek, Franco, Francois, Franio, Fransisco and Frasco.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Francisco Massimo (F.M.), ..

How popular is Francisco?

Francisco is a very popular first name for men (#145 out of 1220, Top 12%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1833 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Francisco reached its top rank of #114 in the U.S. in 1991, and is presently at #247. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Francisco (#247 via latest list) are Francis (#482 via latest list), Franco (#878), Francesco (#1338), Fransisco, Chico and Francois. These relations of Francisco were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.6%) and have become significantly less common since (adoption 0.1%, 79.8%), with the version Francis becoming somewhat dated. Franco is the most trendy boy name in this list.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Francois, Fransisco in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ffransis, Franc, Franche, Franchot, Franck, Francke, Francklin (see Franklin), Francklyn (see Franklin), Frankie, Franko, Frannie, Frans, Frants, Franzi, Franzin, Frascuelo and Santiaco (see Santiago). These names tend to be less commonly used than Francisco.