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Pronunciation Italian: [franˈtʃeska]; English: /frænˈɛskə, frɑːn-/[1]
Gender Female
Word/name Latin franciscus, -a, -um, meaning "from France"
Meaning French, free
Region of origin Italy
Other names
Related names Francesc, 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 3-12-539683-2 
  2. ^ Chesterton, Gilbert Keith (1924). "St. Francis of Assisi" (14 ed.). Garden City, New York: Image Books: 158.