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My name is Francisca and for a really long time I didn't like my name and just couldn't stand to hear it. But now I am truly in love with it and wouldn't change it!
elenajasper  3/4/2019
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Francisca, Francisca, hmm...? I think this name is a charming Hispanic version of its Anglophone cousin, Frances. I like the way it returns a sweet melodic tune that commences on a gentle note and concludes with a strong ending sound. A good name that will offer delight and many felicitous occasions for the bearer of this name.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2019
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In 2018, 30 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Francisca who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 2, 213th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2018
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The name Francisca was given to 42 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/16/2016
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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
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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
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Maria Francisca (1800-1834) was the daughter of King Joao VI of Portugal and his wife Carlota.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Francisca (1824-1898) was the daughter of King Pedro IV of Portugal and his wife Maria Leopoldine of Austria.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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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
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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
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Pronounced [frun-CEESH-kuh] in Portuguese. Common nicknames are Chica [CHEE-ka] and Quica/Kika.
SugarPlumFairy  4/15/2010
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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

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