Francisco

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Francisco
Pronunciation Spanish: [fɾanˈθisko] (Spain) or
[fɾanˈsisko] (Latin Spanish)
Brazilian Portuguese: [fɾãˈsisku]
European Portuguese: [fɾãˈsiʃku]
Gender Male
Origin
Meaning "Free Man",[1] Latin
Other names
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".[citation needed] 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"[2] (shíco). This is also a less-common nickname for Francisco in Spanish too.

People with the given name[edit]

Real people[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Francisco Ramon, a superhero in the DC Comics (sometimes called Paco Ramon).
  • Francisco d'Anconia, a character in Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged.
  • Francisco Scaramanga, the main antagonist of Ian Fleming`s last novel, The Man with the Golden Gun, ( 1964 ), and the subsequent adaption from 1974 .

As a surname[edit]

Real people[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Navarro, Yvonne (2007). First Name Reverse Dictionary: Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers. p. 112. ISBN 9780786429349. 
  2. ^ Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0195081374.