Origin:Italian
Popularity:848
Meaning:free
Francesca is a feminine name whose light and airy sound is matched only by its carefree spirit. As a variation of the Italian Francis, Francesca means simply "free," paving the way for innumerable shades of individuality. Francesca bears a striking similarity to the faithful followers of St. Francis of Assisi—the Franciscans—who dedicated themselves to a life of humility and a love for all entities. Name for the patron saint of animals, Francesca is a beautiful appellation to celebrate easy living and an open mind. A name akin to a breath of fresh air.

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