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Francesco Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Francesco is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Francesco is "free man, from france".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1252 in baby name popularity for boys with 142 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Francesco Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Francesco has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Francesco to other names.


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Related Names

Francesco is a form of the name Franciscus.

The name Francesca is a form of Francesco.

Francesco has the diminutive (nickname) Franco.

Other Tidbits

Francesco falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

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Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.