Francisco

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Francisco
Gender generally male
Origin
Meaning free man, javelin, truthful
Other names
Related names Francis, François, Frank, Franklin, Franco, Franz

Francisco is a Spanish and Portuguese male name. It is a form of the name "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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