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Francisco is the Spanish and Portuguese form of the masculine given name ''
Franciscus Franciscus is a Latin given name, originally an epithet meaning "the Frank Frank may refer to: People As a name * Frank (given name) * Frank (surname) Groups of people * A member of the medieval Germanic people, the Franks * Crusaders in medi ...
''. In Spanish, people with the name Francisco are sometimes nicknamed "
Paco Paco is a Spanish nickname for Francisco. According to folk etymology, the nickname has its origins in Francis of Assisi, Saint Francis of Assisi, who was the father of the Franciscan order; his name was written in Latin by the order as ''Pater Co ...
":
San Francisco de Asís
San Francisco de Asís
was known as Pater Comunitatis (The Community father) when he founded their Franciscan order, "Paco" is a short form of "Pater Comunitatis". In areas of Spain where
Basque Basque may refer to: * Basques The Basques ( or ; eu, euskaldunak ; es, vascos ; french: basques ) are a Southern European ethnic group, characterised by the Basque language, a Basque culture, common culture and shared genetic ancestry to th ...
is spoken, "
PatxiPatxi is a male given name in the Basque language Basque (; , ) is a language spoken by Basques The Basques ( or ; eu, euskaldunak ; es, vascos ; french: basques ) are a Southern European ethnic group, characterised by the Basque langua ...
" is the most common nickname; in the
Catalan Catalan may refer to: Catalonia From, or related to Catalonia: * Catalan language, a Romance language * Catalans, an ethnic group formed by the people from, or with origins in, Catalonia * Països Catalans, territories where Catalan is spoken * Ca ...
areas, "Cesc" (short for
Francesc Francesc () is a masculine given name of Catalan language, Catalan origin. It is a cognate of Francis (given name), Francis, Francesco, Francisco, François, and Franz (given name), Franz. People with the name include: *Cesc Fàbregas (Francesc Fà ...
) is often used. In Spanish
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Latin America
and in the Philippines, people with the name Francisco are frequently called "
Pancho Pancho is a male nickname for the given name Francisco (Spanish and Portuguese equivalent of Francis (given name), Francis). The feminine form is Pancha. It is also sometimes used as a surname. Notable people with the name include: Given name *P ...

Pancho
". "Kiko" is also used as a nickname in the Philippines. "
ChichoChicho is a Spanish male nickname. It can be a pet name for many different Spanish names, including Francisco and Narciso. Notable people known by this nickname include: * Chicho Sánchez Ferlosio, Spanish singer-songwriter * Chicho Frumboli, also k ...
" is another possible nickname. In Portuguese, people named Francisco are commonly nicknamed " Chico" (''shíco''). This is also a less-common nickname for Francisco in Spanish too.


People with the given name

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Pope Francis Pope Francis ( la, Franciscus; it, Francesco; es, link=, Francisco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936) is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State since 2013. Francis is the first pope to be a member ...

Pope Francis
is rendered in the Spanish and Portuguese languages as Papa Francisco *
Francisco Alves Mendes Filho Cena Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, better known as Chico Mendes (; 15 December 1944 – 22 December 1988), was a Brazilian rubber tapper Rubber tapping is the process by which latex is collected from a rubber tree. The latex is harvested by slicing ...
(1944–1988), known as
Chico Mendes Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, better known as Chico Mendes (; 15 December 1944 – 22 December 1988), was a Brazilian rubber tapper Rubber tapping is the process by which latex is collected from a rubber tree. The latex is harvested by slicing ...
, Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist * Francisco Anysio de Oliveira Paula Filho (1966–1997), known as
Chico Anysio Chico Anysio (born Francisco Anysio de Oliveira Paula Filho, 12 April 1931 – 23 March 2012) was a Brazilian actor, comedian, writer and composer. Biography Anysio was born in Maranguape Maranguape is a municipality in Ceará with a populat ...

Chico Anysio
, Brazilian actor, comedian, writer and composer * Francisco de Assis França, known as
Chico Science Francisco de Assis França (March 13, 1966 – February 2, 1997), better known as Chico Science, was a Brazilian singer and composer and one of the founders of the manguebeat The mangue bit or manguebeat movement is a cultural movement created ci ...
, Brazilian singer and composer and one of the founders of the
Mangue Beat The mangue bit or manguebeat movement is a cultural movement created circa 1991 in the city A city is a large human settlement.Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Penguin.Kuper, A. and Kuper, J., eds (1996) '' ...
cultural movement *
Francisco (slave){{Multiple issues, {{No footnotes, date= April 2017 {{Notability, Bio, date= April 2017 Francisco (died 28 April 1876) was the last person who was executed Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is the State (polity), state-s ...
(died 1876), black slave who killed his masters and the last person executed by Brazil *
Francisco Ayala (disambiguation)Francisco Ayala may refer to: * Francisco Ayala (novelist) Francisco Ayala García-Duarte (16 March 1906 – 3 November 2009) was a Spanish writer, the last representative of the Generation of '27. Biography He was born in Granada. At the age ...
, several people *
Francisco J. Ayala Francisco José Ayala Pereda (born March 12, 1934) is a Spanish- American evolutionary biologist and philosopher who was a longtime faculty member at the University of California, Irvine and University of California, Davis. He is a former D ...
(born 1934), Spanish-American biologist and philosopher * Francisco de Borja Echeverría (1848–1904), Chilean diplomat and politician * Francisco Buarque de Hollanda, popularly known as
Chico Buarque Francisco Buarque de Hollanda (born 1944), popularly known simply as Chico Buarque, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer, playwright, writer, and poet. He is best known for his music, which often includes social, economic, and cul ...

Chico Buarque
, Brazilian singer, guitarist, composer, dramatist, writer and poet *
Francisco Cabrera (cyclist) Juan Francisco Cabrera Torres (born June 9, 1979) is a male professional track and road cyclist from Chile Chile (, ; ), officially the Republic of Chile (), is a country in western South America. It occupies a long, narrow strip of land ...
, Chilean track and road cyclist *
Francisco Caamaño Domínguez
Francisco Caamaño Domínguez
(born 1963), Spanish politician *
Francisco Carreón
Francisco Carreón
, Filipino revolutionary who was the former vice president of the short-lived
Tagalog Republic Tagalog Republic ( fil, Republika ng Katagalugan or ) is a term used to refer to two revolutionary governments involved in the Philippine Revolution The Philippine Revolution ( Filipino: ''Himagsikang Pilipino''; Spanish: ''Revolución Fil ...
that existed from 1902–1906 * Francisco Cerúndolo (born 1998), Argentine tennis player *
Francisco Dagohoy Francisco Dagohoy, (born Francisco Sendrijas in 1724) was a Filipino revolutionary who holds the distinction of having initiated the longest revolt in Philippine The Philippines (; fil, Pilipinas or ''Filipinas'' ), officially the Republic ...
, Filipino who started a rebellion against Spain that endured for 85 years *
Francisco Denis Francisco Denis (born 1961) is a Venezuelan actor and director. Denis runs his own theater company in Venezuela, and has acted in about 20 films there. Selected filmography * ''The Liberator (film), The Liberator'' as Simón Rodríguez (2013) Se ...
, Venezuelan actor and director * Francisco Javier Duarte, Laser physicist *
Francisco Flores (disambiguation)Francisco Flores may refer to: * Francisco Flores (1926–1986), Mexican footballer * Francisco Flores (born 1988), Costa Rican–Nicaraguan footballer * Francisco Flores (Venezuelan footballer), Francisco Flores (born 1990), Venezuelan footb ...
, several people *
Francisco Fonseca
Francisco Fonseca
, Mexican football (soccer) player *
Francisco Franco Francisco Franco Bahamonde (; 4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975) was a Spanish general who led the Nationalist forces in overthrowing the Second Spanish Republic The Spanish Republic ( es, link=no, República Española), commonly ...

Francisco Franco
, Spanish dictator (1939–1975) * Francisco García, Dominican basketball player * Francisco Hudson (1826–1859), Chilean navy officer and hydrographer * Francisco Infante-Arana (born 1943), Russian painter * Francisco de Jesus, Brazilian boxer * Francisco Jiménez (writer), Francisco Jiménez (born 1943), Mexican-American author * Francisco Lachowski, Brazilian model * Francisco Liaño, Spanish footballer * Francisco Lindor, MLB shortstop * Francisco Liriano, MLB starting pitcher * Francisco Marto, Fatima visionary * Francisco Morales, Argentine judoka * Francisco Macías Nguema, later Africanized his name to Masie Nguema Biyogo Ñegue Ndong, former dictator of Equatorial Guinea * Francisco Olivencia (1934–2019), Spanish lawyer and politician * Francisco de Paula Cândido (1910–2002), known as Chico Xavier, medium in Brazil's spiritism movement * Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador * Francisco Rodríguez (baseball, born 1982), (K-Rod) MLB closing pitcher * Francisco Rodríguez Adrados (1922–2020), Spanish hellenist * Francisco Rotllán, Mexican football (soccer) player * Francisco Rubio Llorente (1930–2016), Spanish jurist * Francisco Santos (disambiguation), several people * Francisco Sardinha, Indian politician, former Chief Minister of Goa and member of the Indian National Congress * Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, Spanish conquistador * Francisco Velázquez, former Argentine roller hockey player * Francisco Lachowski, Brazilian fashion model * Francisco Vidal (disambiguation), several people * Francisco Vidal (Chilean politician), Chilean politician * Francisco González Gómez (1918–1990), Spanish caricaturist, painter and sculptor who used the pseudonym of ''Francisco''


As a surname

* Aaron Francisco, American football player * Antônio Francisco (1923 – 1997), better known as Nininho, Brazilian football player * Botong Francisco (1912 – 1969), Filipino painter * Frank Francisco, Dominican professional baseball pitcher * João Francisco, Brazilian football player * Jason Francisco, Filipino actor and comedian * Manuel Francisco, South African professional snooker player * Noel Francisco, American attorney, Solicitor General of the United States (2017–2020) * Osmar Francisco, Brazilian footballer * Pablo Francisco, American stand-up comedian * Peter Francisco (1760–1831), American Revolutionary War soldier * Peter Francisco (snooker player), South African professional snooker player * Sergio Francisco, Spanish footballer * Silvino Francisco, South African professional snooker player


Fictional characters

* Francisco Ramon, a superhero in the DC Comics (sometimes called Paco Ramon) * Francisco d'Anconia, a character in Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged * Francisco Scaramanga, the main antagonist of Ian Fleming's last novel, ''The Man with the Golden Gun (novel), The Man with the Golden Gun'' (1964) and the subsequent film adaption from 1974 * Judge Francisco, supporting character in the Judge Dredd comic strip


References

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