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Francisco is the Spanish and Portuguese form of the masculine given name ''Franciscus''. In Spanish, people with the name Francisco are sometimes nicknamed "Paco": 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 is spoken, "Patxi" is the most common nickname; in the Catalan areas, "Cesc" (short for Francesc) is often used. In Spanish Latin America and in the Philippines, people with the name Francisco are frequently called "Pancho". "Kiko" is also used as a nickname in the Philippines. "Chicho" 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


* Pope Francis is rendered in the Spanish and Portuguese languages as Papa Francisco * Francisco Alves Mendes Filho Cena (1944–1988), known as Chico Mendes, Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist * Francisco Anysio de Oliveira Paula Filho (1966–1997), known as Chico Anysio, Brazilian actor, comedian, writer and composer * Francisco de Assis França, known as Chico Science, Brazilian singer and composer and one of the founders of the Mangue Beat cultural movement * Francisco (slave) (died 1876), black slave who killed his masters and the last person executed by Brazil * Francisco Ayala (disambiguation), several people * Francisco J. Ayala (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, Brazilian singer, guitarist, composer, dramatist, writer and poet * Francisco Cabrera (cyclist), Chilean track and road cyclist * Francisco Caamaño Domínguez (born 1963), Spanish politician * Francisco Carreón, Filipino revolutionary who was the former vice president of the short-lived Tagalog Republic that existed from 1902–1906 * Francisco Cerúndolo (born 1998), Argentine tennis player * Francisco Dagohoy, Filipino who started a rebellion against Spain that endured for 85 years * Francisco Denis, Venezuelan actor and director * Francisco Javier Duarte, Laser physicist * Francisco Flores (disambiguation), several people * Francisco Fonseca, Mexican football (soccer) player * 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 (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 footballer * Antônio Francisco (1923 – 1997), better known as Nininho, Brazilian football player * Botong Francisco (1912 – 1969), Filipino painter * Butch Francisco, founder of the Francisco Study Center * Frank Francisco, Dominican professional baseball pitcher * João Francisco, Brazilian football player * Jason Francisco, Filipino actor and comedian * Manuel Francisco, South African professional snooker * Noel Francisco, American attorney, current (2018) Solicitor General of the United States * Osmar Francisco, Brazilian footballer * Pablo Francisco, American stand-up comedian * Peter Francisco (1760 – 1831), American soldier * Peter Francisco (snooker player), South African professional snooker player * Sergio Francisco, Spanish footballer * Silvino Francisco, South African professional snooker


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'' (1964) and the subsequent film adaption from 1974 * Judge Francisco, supporting character in the Judge Dredd comic strip


References


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