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Francesca

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Origin: Teutonic
Meaning: Free

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Francesca

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Francesca in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Francesca:

  • Records indicate that 23,792 girls in the United States have been named Francesca since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1996, when 785 people in the U.S. were given the name Francesca. Those people are now 24 years old.

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    Comments about the name Francesca

    92% Approval Rating
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      24 Positive Comments

  • "This is the name we gave our daughter, I think it is a beautiful name and suits her very well, other than my daughter I had only ever met one Francesca before. As for shortening it to a nickname, hers is Myrtle, (Moaning Moaning Myrtle from Harry Potter)XX" Sep. 22, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm thinking of naming my future daughter Francesca. I think it's classy, feminine, ageless.." Jun. 7, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Francesca and people call me Checky :) There are quite a lot or Francesca's but I don't mind that, I'd rather be on of three Francesca's than the only Paris or Renee or Romy or whatever some poor people these days get called. I always wanted my sisters name- Tara and she always wanted my name so we used to swap :P" Aug. 31, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name Francesca is my name and it was given to me because it was my grandmother's name. It is traditional to pass names along from one generation to the next in our family. It is a beautiful name in Italy (the country is comes from) and since my dad imigrated to Canada from Italy, he chose this name for me. Personally, I love the name if I was growing up in Italy, but in Canada it is hard to pronounce. It is one of those names that only really works in the country it came from and it is not a name to transport to North America. This is just my opinion, and I own the name. In Canada where people speak English, the name can be easily mispronounced and I never enjoy listening to Asian people saying my Italian name. The Chinese language is so short and choppy sounding and they don`t just pronounce Italian or French names in the correct way. Anyways, my opinion is that it truly is one of those names that works best in the country it originated from. Just like the Vietnemese name Quong works much better in it`s orginal country. When people imigrate to Canada, it is much better to give the kids Canadian names. Just my opinion." Nov. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Francesca, I think it's the greatest name! People have always complimented me on my name. I even have a cousin named after me. It's a great unique name that is classic. I have never met anyone with my name either, I know they are out there but it's not tvery common!!" Feb. 6, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the fact no one can pronounce my name, or spell it. its a sign of uniqueness. I tend to get called Frankie, Fran, Cesca, Chesco, All sorts. My best freind calls me frank, or frankank. because shes special. (': I used to hate my name but i've really grown fond of it now. :D" Nov. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Francesca, and I like it. My friends never actually really call me Francesca, because there's a lot of nicknames that work with it. The thing is, I used to like that not many people had the same name as me, and that my name was somewhat rare. But now I've found that it's become more popular, which makes it feel less unique. Right now I think I know four other Francesca's!" Apr. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love love love my name, even though I have to correct anyone who isn't Italian on how to pronounce it. I Hate being called Fran, but my friends do it anyway. Cesca is my other main nickname though. Basically I almost wish this wasn't my name so I could name my daughter Francesca!" Jul. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. It wasn't that popular when I was growing up, but it's becoming more and more so now. A lot of my friends call me Frannie, which I don't like as much, but its endearing and they love me. I highly recommend this name. (I personally like the nickname Frankie!)" May. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a very close friend name Francesca, but I often butcher her name and call her things like Franchezgulla or Franchezilla. It's quite fun beause this name can have a million and one nicknames. Plus I love my Cesca. ;D So I could never dislike this name." Mar. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Franchesca (with the H) and I love it! I like the H because it helps people pronounce it and it's the western version of the name. I love having a unique name, and a lot of my friends call me chesca." Jan. 31, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name but since im hispanic i spell it differently, Francheska ive had people criticize it but i love my name because it is unique in the way its spelled!" Jan. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! I have only met one Francesca my whole life and she was sweet and beautiful. I am pregnant now and if it's a girl, I'm going to name my daughter this name. I want something beautiful, classic, and rare for her." May. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named by daughter Francesca Annabelle. There was a girl in my 6th grade class named Francesca and from that moment on, I knew thats what I would name my daughter. I love the name because its different, but not so different that its hard to pronounce. With all the "new" phonetically spelled names out there, why not use a traditional yet beautiful name?" May. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Francesca, but most of all, I love my baby daughter, Francesca...or Frankie as we sometimes call her (but don't tell her grandmother about the Frankie nickname)." Jul. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "one of my best friend ever's name is francesca. she got mad at me when i first met her because i spelled her name franchesca. i call her ces, pronounced like the game chess." Apr. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "one of my favorite girls' names, probably because i love the author francesca lia block" Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Francessca two S's they had a typo on my birth certificate...but i like it better with the two. i've gone by Frankie my whole life only my grandparents call me Francessca. i'm only 19 and i still go by Frankie..it suites me better. Love the name though hope it doesn't get to popular because i'm not one who likes to share!! haha" Feb. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Francesca. Most people mispronounce it, but I think it is a lovely name. I can't believe how popular it has become." Dec. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think francesca is the best name! 'cause thats my name!" Nov. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name but sometimes people pronounce it wrong. Mine is spelled different though. Franchesca" Jun. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "ilove the name francesca, why because thats my name!" Apr. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Francesca, and i love it! it makes people smile when they say it!" Mar. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Most people want to place an "h" after the "c" when it does not have one! It is of Italian origin, does NOT have an "h"...and even though it has become more popular, people still can't seem to pronounce it right." Nov. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "i hate my name with a passion, but its funny watchin little kids try to say it. i get fran alot, an i hate that more. people never say it right, let alone spell it." Sep. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "far too common and not many people spell it right or pronouce it properly" Jan. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

  • "my name is francesca and i've had both good and bad experiences with it. people tend to say they like my name and give compliments. i've never met anyone else called francesca, i live in england and i was born in 2003 so that might be something to do with why. it's annoying when people call me franny on purpose because of a slightly rude term that it sounds like... i've had teachers spell it wrong and mispronounce it a lot too in front of the whole class which is kind of embarrassing. i usually get called fran by everyone and that's how i introduce myself, but close family have always called me frankie." Jan. 12, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is also francesca. my friends call me fran, franny, cheska, and frankie. i?ve always hated my name because no one knew how to say or spell it, and i had no good nicknames. i thought it sounded weird and it bothered me when people spelled it ?franchesca? or said it without making the ?ch? sound. i?ve always gotten compliments on my name which got me to start liking my name. now i love how unique it is and it?s just a really pretty name." May. 6, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Francessca Doubles s I always get fransesska or franciska or fransessa or francisco funny story I actually had a boy in my class named francisco the male version of the name francessca and they thought we were related. Because of our names. We looked nothing alike far from it lol. people are dumb at times. Mine was suppossed to be spelled francheska but my mom got the spelling wrong .obviously she didn't do wrong since a lot of people spell it this way.so far I've only known one other francessca my friends little sister. I love my name Francessca Emily it's rare and uncommon" Mar. 19, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Francesca and people have always told me it was a beautiful name. I love my name! Some have tried to shorten it to Fran, but I prefer Frannie if they know me well. When I was born in the 50's hardly anyone had the name." Oct. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Francesca, usually I get called Fran for short which is also quite unusual. I've always really loved my name and always get compliments on it." Sep. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Francesca but i often get called Frankie which i don't mind. In my class at school theres another girl named Francesca aswell so it sometimes gets confusing. It used to be very hard to find anything with my name on it... now its hard to not find it lol" Dec. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! I have only met one Francesca my whole life and she was sweet and beautiful. I am pregnant now and if it's a girl, I'm going to name my daughter this name. I want something beautiful, classic, and rare for her." May. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Francesca. I am told it is a beautiful name on a regular basis. I am upset that it is becoming more popular." Jan. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It sounds very romantic and exotic. It's the name of the beautiful British actress Francesca Annis." Dec. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Beautiful, my sister's name is Francesca and she's perfect." Mar. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate



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