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For other uses, see Paco (disambiguation).

Paco is a Spanish nickname for Francisco. Another nickname for Francisco is Pancho.

The nickname has its origins in Saint Francis of Assisi, who was the father of the Franciscan order. His name was written by the order as Pater Communitatis (Father of the community); "Paco" is obtained by taking the first syllable of each word.[citation needed]

Sometimes people with the name Francisco are also called Kiko. However, this nickname is more commonly used for Federico, Ricardo, or Enrique.

Paco is also the slang term for cocaine paste.

People with the nickname Paco[edit]