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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. fran-THEES-ko(European Spanish)
fran-SEES-ko(Latin American Spanish)
frun-SEESH-koo(Portuguese)
frun-SEES-koo(Portuguese)
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Meaning & History

Spanish and Portuguese form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS). This is the Spanish name of Saint Francis Xavier (1506-1552). Other notable bearers include the Spanish painter and engraver Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) and the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975).

Related Names

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, Frankie, 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) František(Slovak) Franc, France, Frančišek, Fran(Slovene) Frans(Swedish) Ffransis(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsFranco(Portuguese) Franco(Spanish)

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