Francisco

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132k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Francisco

"Francisco" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Free". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. (astronomy) A moon of Uranus

Francisco was also found in the following language(s): Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Francisco

Francisco Franco was a Caudillo of Spain, President of the Government of Spain, Caudillo, and List of Prime Ministers of Spain. His military service ended in 1975. Francisco was born on December 4th, 1892 in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain. He died on November 20th, 1975.

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Frankie Muniz is an actor, musician, and racing driver. He was most active from 1997 to present. Frankie was given the name Francisco Muñiz IV on December 5th, 1985 in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey.

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Francisco "Pancho" Villa is a military person.

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Francisco Pizarro was a governor. He was most active from 1529 to 1541. His military service ended in 1541. Francisco was born in Trujillo, Cáceres. He passed away on June 26th, 1541.

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Francisco Balagtas Baltazar was a writer. Francisco was given the name Francisco Balagtas on April 2nd, 1788 in Balagtas, Bulacan. He breathed his last breath on February 20th, 1862.

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Xavier Cugat was a singer, songwriter, actor, and director. screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1925 to 1990. Xavier was given the name Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu on January 1st, 1900 in Girona. He died on October 27th, 1990.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Francisco

Don Francisco is a television host. He was most active from 1962 to present. Don was given the name Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld on December 28th, 1940 in Talca. Don is also known as Don Francisco.

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Botong Francisco was a muralist and mural. Botong was given the name Carlos Modesto Villaluz Francisco on November 4th, 1912 in Angono, Rizal. Botong is also known as Botong. He breathed his last breath on March 31st, 1969.

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Mighty Sparrow is a calypso music and soca music musician, record producer, and songwriter. He plays Vocals. He holds the title Mighty Sparrow's "No Money No Love". He has been prominent since 1949. Mighty was given the name Slinger Francisco on July 9th, 1935 in Grand Roy.

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Pablo Francisco is an impressionist (entertainment) and surreal humour writer. Pablo was born Pablo Francisco on January 5th, 1974 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

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Margarita Rosa de Francisco is a latin pop, bossa nova, and jazz fusion musician. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1995 to present. Margarita was given the name Margarita Rosa de Francisco Baquero on August 8th, 1965 in Cali. Margarita is also known as La Mencha.

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John Regala is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. John was given the name John Manuel Regala Francisco on May 28th, 1965 in Manila.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 19 0 19
1881 21 0 21
1882 19 0 19
1883 24 0 24
1884 23 0 23
1885 28 0 28
1886 15 0 15
1887 26 0 26
1888 21 0 21
1889 19 0 19
1890 17 0 17
1891 21 0 21
1892 17 0 17
1893 26 0 26
1894 24 0 24
1895 20 0 20
1896 27 0 27
1897 26 0 26
1898 20 0 20
1899 29 0 29
1900 40 0 40
1901 35 0 35
1902 28 0 28
1903 26 0 26
1904 41 0 41
1905 32 0 32
1906 40 0 40
1907 62 0 62
1908 60 0 60
1909 63 0 63
1910 65 0 65
1911 82 0 82
1912 106 0 106
1913 134 0 134
1914 150 0 150
1915 163 0 163
1916 188 5 183
1917 232 5 227
1918 254 0 254
1919 284 5 279
1920 365 5 360
1921 360 0 360
1922 347 6 341
1923 399 6 393
1924 372 6 366
1925 456 0 456
1926 441 6 435
1927 549 7 542
1928 505 7 498
1929 540 9 531
1930 485 9 476
1931 431 5 426
1932 349 8 341
1933 280 7 273
1934 330 0 330
1935 319 8 311
1936 319 8 311
1937 297 0 297
1938 305 6 299
1939 271 5 266
1940 303 0 303
1941 284 6 278
1942 305 6 299
1943 357 0 357
1944 365 0 365
1945 367 0 367
1946 460 6 454
1947 558 0 558
1948 588 0 588
1949 603 10 593
1950 656 6 650
1951 697 5 692
1952 696 11 685
1953 770 6 764
1954 827 0 827
1955 736 5 731
1956 792 11 781
1957 788 8 780
1958 698 0 698
1959 706 0 706
1960 791 12 779
1961 730 5 725
1962 803 9 794
1963 775 0 775
1964 825 6 819
1965 802 11 791
1966 870 8 862
1967 959 13 946
1968 998 11 987
1969 1,123 15 1,108
1970 1,227 8 1,219
1971 1,241 16 1,225
1972 1,351 16 1,335
1973 1,386 11 1,375
1974 1,522 10 1,512
1975 1,627 13 1,614
1976 1,592 20 1,572
1977 1,517 21 1,496
1978 1,625 16 1,609
1979 1,722 30 1,692
1980 1,790 21 1,769
1981 1,979 23 1,956
1982 1,838 26 1,812
1983 1,830 10 1,820
1984 1,831 18 1,813
1985 2,034 19 2,015
1986 1,931 18 1,913
1987 2,118 22 2,096
1988 2,284 30 2,254
1989 2,645 24 2,621
1990 2,962 32 2,930
1991 2,937 31 2,906
1992 2,965 30 2,935
1993 2,993 28 2,965
1994 2,914 22 2,892
1995 2,913 27 2,886
1996 2,827 16 2,811
1997 2,878 13 2,865
1998 2,707 15 2,692
1999 2,847 15 2,832
2000 2,847 12 2,835
2001 2,867 11 2,856
2002 2,744 5 2,739
2003 2,775 8 2,767
2004 2,736 9 2,727
2005 2,749 9 2,740
2006 2,692 6 2,686
2007 2,725 0 2,725
2008 2,338 0 2,338
2009 2,083 0 2,083
2010 1,875 0 1,875
2011 1,660 0 1,660
2012 1,566 0 1,566
2013 1,699 0 1,699
2014 1,596 0 1,596
2015 1,482 0 1,482
2016 1,440 0 1,440

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Popularity of Francisco as a first name

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Popularity of Francisco as a last name

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Common last names for Francisco

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Gonzalez
  • Martinez
  • Hernandez
  • Lopez
  • Rivera
  • Perez
  • Torres
  • Sanchez
  • Cruz
  • Ortiz
  • Diaz
  • Morales
  • Ramirez
  • Flores
  • Fernandez
  • Ramos
  • Gomez

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Francisco U.S.
  White 29.20% 64.26%
  African American 3.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 19.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 41.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Francisco

People with the last name Francisco are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Francisco

  • How Popular is the name Francisco? Francisco is the 530th most popular name of all time. As a last name Francisco was the 1,481st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Francisco have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 132,386 babies born with the first name Francisco in the United States. That's more than enough people named Francisco to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Francisco? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 19 new born babies.
  • When was Francisco first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Francisco is Friday, August 1st, 1856.
  • What year had the most people named Francisco born? The highest recorded use of the first name Francisco was in 1993 with a total of 2,965 babies. That's a lot of babies named Francisco!
  • Random Francisco Factoid: According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Francisco ranks 43rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 172 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1991.
  • Weird things about the name Francisco: Your name in reverse order is Ocsicnarf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aicnscfro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Francisco? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 24,095 people with the last name Francisco.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Francisco? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Francisco as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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