Francesca - girls name

Francesca name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Francesca name meaning:

The name Francesca is of Italian origin and holds a rich historical and cultural significance. The name is derived from the male name Francesco, which means "free man" or "one who is from France." However, when used as a female name like Francesca, it takes on a slightly different meaning. Francesca can be interpreted as "free woman" or "one who is from France" in a feminine form.

Francesca is a name that carries elegance and sophistication. It has been used by various notable figures in history and literature, including Francesca da Rimini, a character in Dante's Divine Comedy. The name also has religious connotations as Saint Francesca Romana, an Italian saint known for her generosity and devotion. In modern times, Francesca has become a popular choice for parents looking for a classic and timeless name for their daughters.

Overall, the name Francesca embodies qualities of freedom, femininity, and strength. It has a unique charm that resonates with parents seeking a name that is both meaningful and beautiful for their little girl.

Origin: Latin

Form of Frances. From France.

Related names

Frances , Fan, Fanceen, Fanni, Fannia, Fannie, Fanny, Fran, France, Francena, Francene, Francesca , Franci, Francia, Francie , Francille, Francina, Francine , Franciszka, Franki , Frankie , Frannie, Franny

Other girls names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 110 out of 5581

466 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (198)

Historical popularity of Francesca

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