If you are expecting a baby at home, there will surely be many preparations that you should be thinking about. Toys, clothes, cribs, pacifiers, you may even be thinking about its future and, without a doubt, about the name it will bear. There are a wide variety of baby names and many options to choose from. It may be that some of them catch your attention more. Visit our post on original names or rare names to learn more details. In this opportunity we are going to explain the meaning of Francis .

Etymology of the name Francis:

According to anthroponymic studies, the name Francisco is considered to be a related name of the Germanic Franken tribe who called themselves ” free men “.”. This name gained great popularity from the 13th century onwards due to Saint Francis of Assisi, also known as Father Francis, an admirable Catholic religious and founder of the Franciscan Order, the second order of the Poor Clare Sisters and the third secular order. There are also known religious who contributed to the Church such as Saint Francis de Sales and Saint Francis Javier, a religious and missionary from Navarre. Francis is also the name of the 266th pope of the Catholic Church. In art, the poet, philosopher and precursor of Italian humanism Francesco Petrarca and Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer of the Golden Age are known. Francis Drake was a famous English pirate. Francisco is the variant of the name in Spanish and Portuguese.


Franςesku in Albanian, Franz or Franziskus in German, Francho in Aragonese, Franciskos in Armenian, Xicu in Asturian, Frantsishak in Belarus, Frañsez or Xecs in Catalan, Frantisek in Czech, Fulangxisike in Chinese, Francescu in Corsican, Franjo in Croatian, Frantisek in Slovak, Francisek in Slovenian,  Francisko in Esperanto, Franciscus in Estonian, Frantzisko or Pantzeskain Basque, Pago or Pagus in Flemish, Fransiscus in Finnish, Franςois in French, Fransiskus in West Frisian, Frangag in Scottish Gaelic, Ffransis in Welsh, Farruco or Fuco in Galician, Fragkiskos or Frantzeskos in Greek, Ferenc in Hungarian, Frans in Dutch , Fransiskus in Indonesian, Francis or Frank in English, Frans in Icelandic, Pronsias in Irish,Francesco or Franchino in Italian, Furanshisuko in Japanese, Franciscus in Latin, Francisks in Latvian, Francas in Lithuanian, Francesch in Lombard, Porinchu in Malay, Frangisk in Maltese, Franciscu in Neapolitan, Franςouais in Norman, French in Occitan, Fransesch in Piedmontese, Franciszek in Polish, Fracisc in Romanian, Franchesko or Frants in Russian, Pranceskos in Samogitian,Franciscu in Sardinian, Frantsetso in Serbian, Franciscu in Sicilian, Fransisko in Swahili, Franςesko in Turkish, Francesco in Venetian, Phanxico in Vietnamese, Frantsisk in Ukrainian. Other known variants of the name are Francho, Sancio or Sancho. The feminine version of the name is Francisca.

Famous people named Francis:

  • Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

    • Spanish Painter and Engraver : Also known simply as Goya, he was born in Fuendetodos in 1974. He is considered a modern artist in every sense, having explored various artistic movements such as Rococo, Neoclassicism, Pre-Romanticism, and Naturalism. His works include mainly easel and mural painting, as well as engraving and drawing. There is a category of awards in art that bear his name and are dedicated in honor of his work.
  • Francisco Ibanez Talavera

    • Spanish cartoonist : born in Barcelona in 1936. He is considered an icon in the world of comics and his work has influenced various artists around the world. He belongs to the second generation or also called generation of 57 of the Bruguera School. He studied accounting although he was always interested in drawing, even at the age of 11 he had already published one of his creations in a magazine. He is the winner of the Grand Prize of the Barcelona International Comic Fair, the Haxtur Prize, the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts, among others.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    • American architect, interior designer, writer and educator : born in Illinois in 1867. He is a recognized creator of structures that stood out at the time, he is credited with the creation of more than 1,000 designs, among which eight of his works have been cataloged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. His designs have a style of organic architecture that is maintained in each of his creations. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has won the RIBA Gold Medal and the Frank P. Brown Medal.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Francisco:

In general, people who bear this name are usually enterprising, intelligent, insightful and who have very clear goals in life. Down to earth, they constantly see opportunities for success and don’t stop at failure. They tend to be very demanding with themselves and with the people they love, I really am not very tolerant of frustrations. They are familiar, they love to be surrounded by the people closest to their lives and they can be very paternal if they want to.