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Meaning and Origin

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Italian Francesca (“Frances”), the feminine form of Francesco (“Francis”), from Latin Franciscus (“Francis”), from Francia (“France”) + -iscus (“-ish”)

  1. A female given name.

Francesca was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Italian

Notable Persons Named Francesca

Francesca Eastwood is a tv personality. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to present. Francesca was given the name Francesca Ruth Eastwood by her parents Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher on August 7th, 1993 in Redding, California.

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Francesca Annis is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1959 to present. Francesca was born on May 14th, 1945 in Kensington, London, England.

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Francesca Hilton was an actress, photographer, and comedian. Francesca was given the name Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton by her parents Conrad Hilton and Zsa Zsa Gabor on March 10th, 1947 in New York, New York, U.S. She left this life on January 5th, 2015.

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Mitzi Gaynor is an actress, dancer, and entertainer. Her ongoing career started in 1949. Mitzi was given the name Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber on September 4th, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Ornella Muti is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Ornella was given the name Francesca Romana Rivelli on March 9th, 1955 in Rome.

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Frankie Bridge is a singer, dancer, model, and songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Frankie was given the name Francesca Sandford on January 14th, 1989 in Upminster, London, England. Frankie is also known as Frankie Sandford.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Francesca

Piero della Francesca was an artist in the fields of painting and fresco. Piero was born Piero della Francesca in Sansepolcro. He died on October 12th, 1492.

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Archduchess was born as the child of Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza on June 7th, 1958 in Lausanne.

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Maria Francesca was royalty. She holds the title Princess Luigi of Bourbon-Parma. Maria was born as the child of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and Elena of Montenegro on December 26th, 1914 in Rome. She breathed her last breath on December 7th, 2001.

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Lauren Francesca is an internet celebrity, actor, internet personality, and actress.

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Vincenzo was born on September 23rd, 1888. He left this life on November 18th, 1966.

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Niki Francesca is a punk rock and electronic music musician, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneurship. He plays Guitarist and Vocals. He was most prominent from 2003 to 2003. Niki was born Niki Francesca on October 22nd, 1989.

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How popular is the baby name Francesca in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1895 7 7 0
1897 6 6 0
1903 8 8 0
1905 8 8 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 7 7 0
1908 5 5 0
1909 6 6 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 8 8 0
1912 18 18 0
1913 18 18 0
1914 20 20 0
1915 32 32 0
1916 17 17 0
1917 22 22 0
1918 17 17 0
1919 8 8 0
1920 23 23 0
1921 35 35 0
1922 15 15 0
1923 12 12 0
1924 15 15 0
1925 15 15 0
1926 19 19 0
1927 13 13 0
1928 13 13 0
1929 11 11 0
1930 6 6 0
1931 18 18 0
1932 6 6 0
1933 10 10 0
1934 12 12 0
1936 13 13 0
1937 10 10 0
1938 18 18 0
1939 15 15 0
1940 18 18 0
1941 16 16 0
1942 17 17 0
1943 21 21 0
1944 14 14 0
1945 21 21 0
1946 35 35 0
1947 45 45 0
1948 44 44 0
1949 65 65 0
1950 34 34 0
1951 45 45 0
1952 84 84 0
1953 97 97 0
1954 96 96 0
1955 106 106 0
1956 142 142 0
1957 97 97 0
1958 126 126 0
1959 153 153 0
1960 137 137 0
1961 118 118 0
1962 129 129 0
1963 129 129 0
1964 145 145 0
1965 107 107 0
1966 140 140 0
1967 145 145 0
1968 164 164 0
1969 154 154 0
1970 166 166 0
1971 191 191 0
1972 198 198 0
1973 209 209 0
1974 226 226 0
1975 192 192 0
1976 229 229 0
1977 263 263 0
1978 271 271 0
1979 291 285 6
1980 251 251 0
1981 268 268 0
1982 276 276 0
1983 299 299 0
1984 358 351 7
1985 413 407 6
1986 604 604 0
1987 569 569 0
1988 606 600 6
1989 466 458 8
1990 528 528 0
1991 561 561 0
1992 683 683 0
1993 634 634 0
1994 707 707 0
1995 725 725 0
1996 785 785 0
1997 771 771 0
1998 755 755 0
1999 755 755 0
2000 702 702 0
2001 723 723 0
2002 715 715 0
2003 714 714 0
2004 711 711 0
2005 714 714 0
2006 747 747 0
2007 680 680 0
2008 646 646 0
2009 666 666 0
2010 605 605 0
2011 594 594 0
2012 634 634 0
2013 718 718 0
2014 751 751 0
2015 744 744 0
2016 765 765 0
2017 730 730 0

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Popularity of Francesca as a first name

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Common last names for Francesca

  • Russo
  • Romano
  • Lombardo
  • Messina
  • Marino
  • Ferro

Fun Facts about the name Francesca

  • How Popular is the name Francesca? Francesca is the 1,410th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Francesca have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,955 babies born with the first name Francesca in the United States. That's more than enough people named Francesca to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Francesca? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Francesca first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Francesca is Tuesday, September 20th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Francesca born? The highest recorded use of the first name Francesca was in 1996 with a total of 785 babies.
  • Random Francesca Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Francesca ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 13 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Francesca: Your name in reverse order is Acsecnarf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Acrsaefcn. How do you pronounce that?

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