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What does Franciscus mean?

Franciscus Pronunciation of Franciscus [fran-cis-cus] as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the name Franciscus means "frenchman". Franciscus is an alternate spelling of Francis (Latin).


Franciscus has 5 variants: Francesco, Francisco, Franciskus, Francisque and Fransisco.

1 more alternative form via Francis: Franciszek.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Franciscus Floyd (F.F.), ..

How popular is Franciscus?

Franciscus is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#65133 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Francisco (#247 a year ago), Francis (#482), Francesco (#1338) and Fransisco are the prominent variation forms of Franciscus (not in Top 2000). These forms of Franciscus were favored as baby names in the 1910s (usage of 0.64%) and are now much less conventional (usage 0.12%, 81.8%), with the form Francis falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Atanasius (see Athanasios), Britannicus, Crispus, Dacius, Damascus, Erasmus, Erastus, Ernestus, Evaristus, Fabianus, Fabius, Fabiyus, Fabricius, Fabritius, Fabrizius, Faustus, Ffransis, Flavius, Franc, Franche, Franchesco, Franchesko, Franchot, Franck, Francke, Francklin (see Franklin), Francklyn (see Franklin), Franco, Francois, Franio, Frankie, Frannie, Frans, Frants, Franzi, Franzin, Frasco, Frisco, Germanicus, Narcissus, Pacificus, Placidus, Stanislaus and Tacitus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Franciscus.

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