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What does Pancho mean?

Pancho Pronunciation of Pancho [pan-cho] as a boys' name is pronounced PAHN-cho. It is of Spanish origin. Nickname for Francisco or Frank.

Affiliated boy name: Francis.


1 relation via Francisco, Frank: Franco.

Creative forms:
(male) Pacho, Paxcho, ..

(female) Panche, Pando, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pancho Paris (P.P.), ..

How popular is Pancho?

Pancho is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#65133 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Francisco (#247 a year ago), Frank (#355), Francis (#482) and Franco (#878) are the popular alternative forms of Pancho (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Pancho were at the height of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 3.14%) and have become much less common since (adoption 0.17%, 95%). Frank is a perennial favorite, though Franco has grown trendy as well over time, while versions such as Frank are now less popular. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Anicho, Bartho, Emicho, Foncho (see Alfonso), Lucho, Paavo, Pablo, Pace, Paco, Paice, Palomo, Panchito, Paolo, Pascal, Paschal, Pascoe, Pasha, Paulo, Pavlo, Payce, Pincas, Pinchas, Pinchos, Pincus, Pino, Ponce, Ponthos, Sanche, Sancho and Sauncho. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pancho.