FRANCESCA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: frahn-CHES-kah (Italian)   [key]
Meaning & History
Italian and Catalan feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).
Related Names
VARIANT: Franca (Italian)
MASCULINE FORMS: Francesco (Italian), Francesc (Catalan)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Frantziska (Basque), Franseza (Breton), Franka (Croatian), Františka (Czech), Francis, Cissy, Fannie, Fanny, Fran, Francene, Frances, Francine, Frankie, Frannie, Franny, Sissie, Sissy (English), Françoise, France, Francette, Francine (French), Franziska, Fränze, Franzi, Ziska (German), Franciska, Fanni, Franci (Hungarian), Francisca (Late Roman), Franciszka (Polish), Francisca, Chica (Portuguese), Frangag (Scottish), Frančiška, Francka (Slovene), Francisca, Paca, Paquita (Spanish)
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