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Although I love this name. I don't like the nicknames Franky or Fran. They take all the beauty and grace out of the name. I think I'd go with Essie or Shessie - maybe even Cheska.
KayeKiLa  8/13/2008
Pronounced [frun-CEESH-kuh] in Portuguese. Common nicknames are Chica [CHEE-ka] and Quica/Kika.
SugarPlumFairy  4/15/2010
Francisca Ballesteros (born 1969) is a Spanish serial killer, who gained notoriety for killing her two daughters and her husband, as well as trying to kill her son, between 1990 and 2004.
AndrewJKD  7/3/2010
A lovely name. Better than Frances or Frannie. And I think Frankie would actually be a nice nickname, although Frankie as a formal name is unacceptable.
Dawson  2/27/2011
Francisca (1824-1898) was the daughter of King Pedro IV of Portugal and his wife Maria Leopoldine of Austria.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
Maria Francisca (1800-1834) was the daughter of King Joao VI of Portugal and his wife Carlota.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
Francisca (1694-1694) was the daughter of King Pedro II of Portugal and his second wife Marie Sophie. She died young. Her younger sister (1699-1736) was also named Francisca.
CarolinW  7/22/2012
This name is also used in The Netherlands, where it is a firm top 1000 name (for all ages). It was used most often between 1945 and 1968 (with 522 births in 1946 being the highest number), after which the name slowly declined in popularity. There were only 7 Franciscas born in 2011.

The Dutch pronunciation of this name is: frahn-SIS-kah.
Lucille  1/12/2013
The name Francisca was given to 42 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016

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