Though it was the first name of notorious dictator Franco, who ruled Spain for more than 30 years in the mid-20th century, Francisco gets high marks from modern Spanish and Portuguese parents, as well as American moms and dads. It originated from Francis, which comes from the Latin word meaning "French, Frenchman." St. Francis of Assisi put a positive spin on the name, as do baseball players Francisco Lindor and Francisco Cervelli.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Francisco LachowskiModel
- Francisco LindorBaseball Player
- Francisco RodriquezBaseball Player
- Francisco Vazquez de CoronadoExplorer
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