Francesca is an Italian baby name meaning “free man” or “from France”. Francesca is preferred to the related name Frances and popular among parents looking for a posh, refined name for their little girl.
Meaning of the name Francesca:
Italian: from France or free man
Origin of the name Francesca:
Francesa is the Italian form of the name Frances which means “free man”. Francesca can also indicate a woman who is from France.
Symbolism of the name Francesca:
The name Francesca can be traced back to the name of a Germanic tribe called the Franks. The Franks were named for a distinctive type of spear that they carried.
Style of the name Francesca:
Gender of the name Francesca:
Francesca is a girl's name.
Pronunciation of the name Francesca:
fran-CHEHS-ka (Italian), frən-SEHS-kə (Catalan)
Number of syllables in the name Francesca:
Emotion evoked from the name Francesca:
Francesca evokes feelings of refinement and intelligence.
Alternative spellings for the name Francesca:
Nicknames for the name Francesca:
Popularity of the name Francesca:
According to the Social Security Administration, Francesca is a girl’s baby name that first became popular in 1953. Francesca was most popular in the mid 90’s.
Related names for the name Francesca:
Great middle names for the name Francesca and their meanings:
- Diana (divine)
- Anne (grace)
- Maria (drop of the sea, beloved)
- Katia (pure)
- Arina (peace)
- Arabella (yielding to prayer)
- Seraphina (ardent; fiery)
- Emmeline (work)
- Emilia (rival)
- Belle (beautiful)
Famous people with the name Francesca:
- Francesca Sandford (English singer)
- Francesca Ruth Fisher Eastwood (American actress)
- Francesca James (American actress)
- Francesca Annis (English actress)
- Francesca Isabella Simon (British-American children's author)
Francescas in popular culture:
- Francesca Altifiorla (literature, “Kept in the Dark” by Anthony Trollope)
- Francesca “Fancy” Monroe (television, “The Jamie Foxx Show”)
- Francesca Wolffgirl (television, “The L Word”)
- Francesca Hollingsworth (television, “Degrassi” and “Degrassi: Next Class”)
- Francesca Alanmain (television, “Lip Service”)