Francesco - boys name

Francesco name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 87%

Francesco name meaning:

The name Francesco is of Italian origin and is the Italian form of the name Francis. The name Francis is derived from the Latin name Franciscus, which means "Frenchman" or "from France." The name can also be interpreted as "free man" or "freeman."

Historically, the name became popular due to St. Francis of Assisi, a 13th-century preacher and founder of the Franciscan order. He is known for his humility, simplicity, and love for nature. St. Francis is considered one of the most beloved saints and his name has been widely used throughout the Christian world.

In modern times, Francesco is a common boy's name in Italy and other Italian-speaking countries. It carries with it the qualities associated with St. Francis, such as compassion, kindness, and a love for nature. The name Francesco symbolizes a sense of freedom and individuality, and is often chosen by parents who wish their child to embody those characteristics.

Origin: Italian

Derived from the Latin Francis meaning French or free one.

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Overall UK ranking: 641 out of 4789

57 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (871)

Historical popularity of Francesco

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