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Pronunciation/frænˈɛskə/ US also /frɑːn-/;[1]
Italian: [franˈtʃeska]
Word/nameLatin franciscus, -a, -um, meaning "from France"
MeaningFrench, Free
Region of originItaly
Other names
Related namesFrancesc, Francesco, and Francis, and Frances

Francesca is an Italian female given name, derived from the Latin male name Franciscus meaning 'the Frenchman'[2] It is widely used in most Romance languages, including Italian, French and Catalan, and place of origin is Italy. It is derived from the same source as the female name Frances, and the male names Francesc, Francesco and Francis.

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  1. ^ Jones, Daniel (2003) [1917], Peter Roach, James Hartmann and Jane Setter, eds., English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 3-12-539683-2CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Chesterton, Gilbert Keith (1924). "St. Francis of Assisi" (14 ed.). Garden City, New York: Image Books: 158.