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Gender  Male
Meaning  "Free Man", Latin
Pronunciation  Spanish: [fɾanˈθisko] (Spain) or [fɾanˈsisko] (Latin Spanish) Brazilian Portuguese: [fɾãˈsisku] European Portuguese: [fɾãˈsiʃku]
Related names  Franciscus, Francis, Francesco, François, Françoise, Franciszek, Francesc, Ferenc, Frank, Franco, Franz, Frans, Franklin

Francisco is the Spanish and Portuguese form of the masculine given name Franciscus (corresponding to English Francis).


In Spanish, people with the name Francisco sometimes are nicknamed "Paco": San Francisco de Asís was known as Pater Comunitatis (The Community father) when he founded the Franciscan order, "Paco" is a short form of "Pater Comunitatis". Also, in Spanish Latin America and in the Philippines, people with the name Francisco are called "Pancho". "Kiko" is also used as a nickname in the Philippines.

In Portuguese, people named Francisco are commonly nicknamed "Chico" (shíco) or "Kiko". This is also a less-common nickname for Francisco in Spanish too.

People with the given name

  • Francisco Flores (disambiguation), several people
  • Pope Francis is rendered in the Spanish and Portuguese languages as Papa Francisco
  • Francisco Alves Mendes Filho Cena (1944–1988), known as Chico Mendes, Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist.
  • Francisco Anysio de Oliveira Paula Filho (1966–1997), known as Chico Anysio, Brazilian actor, comedian, writer and composer.
  • Francisco de Assis França, known as Chico Science, Brazilian singer and composer and one of the founders of the Mangue Beat cultural movement.
  • Francisco (slave) (died 1876), a black slave who killed his masters and was the last person executed by Brazil
  • Francisco Ayala (novelist) (1906–2009), Spanish novelist
  • Francisco J. Ayala (born 1934), Spanish-American biologist and philosopher
  • Francisco de Borja Echeverría (1848–1904), Chilean diplomat and politician
  • Francisco Buarque de Hollanda, popularly known as Chico Buarque, Brazilian singer, guitarist, composer, dramatist, writer and poet.
  • Francisco Cabrera (cyclist), Chilean track and road cyclist
  • Francisco Caamaño Domínguez (born 8 January 1963), Spanish politician
  • Francisco Carreón, Filipino revolutionary who was the former vice president of the brief Tagalog Republic that existed from 1902-1906
  • Francisco Dagohoy, Filipino who started a rebellion against Spain that endured for 85 years
  • Francisco Javier Duarte, Laser physicist
  • Francisco Fonseca, Mexican football (soccer) player
  • Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1939-1975)
  • Francisco García, Dominican basketball player
  • Francisco Hudson (1826–1859), Chilean navy officer and hydrographer
  • Francisco Infante-Arana (b 1943), Russian painter
  • Francisco de Jesus, Brazilian boxer
  • Francisco Lachowski, Brazilian model.
  • Francisco Liaño, Spanish footballer
  • Francisco Lindor, MLB shortstop
  • Francisco Liriano, MLB starting pitcher
  • Francisco Marto, Fatima visionary
  • Francisco Morales, Argentine judoka
  • Francisco Macías Nguema, later africanized his name to Masie Nguema Biyogo Ñegue Ndong, former dictator of Equatorial Guinea
  • Francisco de Paula Cândido (1910–2002), known as Chico Xavier, a popular medium in Brazil's spiritism movement.
  • Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador
  • Francisco Rodríguez (baseball, born 1982), (K-Rod) MLB closing pitcher
  • Francisco Rodríguez Adrados (born 1922), Spanish Hellenist
  • Francisco Rotllán, Mexican football (soccer) player
  • Francisco Rubio Llorente (1930–2016), Spanish jurist
  • Francisco Santos (disambiguation), several people
  • Francisco Sardinha, Indian politician, former Chief Minister of Goa and current member of the Indian National Congress.
  • Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, Spanish conquistador
  • Francisco Velázquez, former Argentine roller hockey player
  • Francisco Lachowski, Brazilian fashion model
  • Francisco Vidal (disambiguation), several people
  • Francisco Vidal (Chilean politician), Chilean politician
  • Francisco González Gómez (1918–1990), Spanish caricaturist, painter and sculptor who used the pseudonym of Francisco
  • Real people

  • Juan Francisco de la Cerda, 8th Duke of Medinaceli (1637 – 1691), 8th Duke of Medinaceli
  • Botong Francisco (1912 – 1969), Filipino painter
  • João Francisco, Brazilian football player
  • Antônio Francisco (1923 – 1997), better known as Nininho, Brazilian football player
  • Frank Francisco, Dominican professional baseball pitcher
  • Peter Francisco (1760 – 1831), American soldier
  • Peter Francisco (snooker player), South African professional snooker player
  • Don Francisco (disambiguation), several people
  • Butch Francisco, founder of the Francisco Study Center
  • Sergio Francisco, Spanish footballer
  • Osmar Francisco, Brazilian footballer
  • Manuel Francisco, South African professional snooker
  • Pablo Francisco, American stand-up comedian
  • Jason Francisco, Filipino actor and comedian
  • Silvino Francisco, South African professional snooker
  • Aaron Francisco, American footballer
  • Fictional character

  • Judge Francisco, supporting character in the Judge Dredd comic strip
  • References

    Francisco Wikipedia

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