Francisco

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This article is about the given name. For other uses, see Francisco (disambiguation).
Francisco
Gender generally male
Origin
Meaning "Frenchman", after Francis of Assisi
Other names
Related names Francis, François, Frank, Franklin, Franco, Franz

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" (shíco).

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