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PronouncedPron.fran-THEES-ko European Spanish
fran-SEES-ko Latin American Spanish
frən-SEESH-koo Portuguese

Meaning & History

Spanish and Portuguese form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). A notable bearer was Francisco de Goya, a Spanish painter and engraver. The name was also borne by Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.
DiminutivesCurro, Fran, Paco, Pancho, Paquito Spanish Chico Portuguese
Feminine FormsFrancisca Spanish Francisca Portuguese
Other Languages & CulturesFrantzisko, Patxi Basque Frañsez Breton Francesc, Cesc Catalan Francescu Corsican Frane, Franjo, Franko, Frano, Fran Croatian František Czech Frans Danish Franciscus, Frans Dutch Francis, Fran, Frank, Franny English Frans, Ransu Finnish Francis, François, Francisque French Franz German Ferenc, Feri, Ferkó Hungarian Proinsias Irish Francesco, Franco Italian Franciscus Late Roman Frens, Frenske Limburgish Pranciškus Lithuanian Frans Norwegian Franciszek Polish Frantziscu Sardinian Frang Scottish Franjo Serbian Franc, Frančišek, Fran Slovene Frans Swedish Ffransis Welsh


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute