Name Francisca Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Francisca


Francisca is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Francisca?

Francisca is a Portuguese and Spanish feminine variant of the Latin name Franciscus, which derived from the Italian name Francesco. The Italian Saint Francis of Assisi was originally named Giovanni, but after a journey to France, his father gave him the name Francesco. Francisca also derived from the name of the Germanic tribe of the Franks and was the name of a weapon of the Franks, a throwing axe.

What does the name Francisca mean?

Francisca means “belonging to the people of the Franks”, but as well “free woman” (from Old French “franc” or Old High German “frank” = free). Besides, Francisca means “French woman” or “little French woman” (from Italian Francesco).

Pronunciation of Francisca

Variants of the name Francisca

Franciska Franziska

Popularity of the name Francisca

The name Francisca is ranked #3543 overall.

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