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Francisco is the Spanish and Portuguese form of the masculine given name Franciscus (corresponding to English Francis).

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".[citation needed] Also, in Spanish Latin America and in the Philippines, people with the name Francisco are 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"[2] (shíco). This is also a less-common nickname for Francisco in Spanish too.

People with the given name

Fictional characters

As a surname

Fictional characters

References

  1. ^ Navarro, Yvonne (2007). First Name Reverse Dictionary: Given Names Listed by Meaning, 2d ed. McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers. p. 112. ISBN 9780786429349.
  2. ^ Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0195081374.