Francesca: baby girl name meaning and popularity


From Francis and Franciscus, this name has French and Latin roots and means “free.” This timeless classic also comes with equally adorable old-school nicknames — like Fran and Frankie.


Frannie, Franny, Fran, Frances, Frankie.

Famous people named Francesca:

Daughters of Clint Eastwood, Jason Bateman, Martin Scorsese, Amy Jo Johnson and drummer Dave Abbruzzese of Pearl Jam; actress Francesca Annis; child actress Francesca Capaldi; photographer Francesca Woodman; American-Italian director and step-daughter of Ringo Starr, Francesca Gregorini.

Fun fact:

The sad fate of 13th century Francesca da Rimini is told in Dante’s Inferno.

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