[ 3 syll. fran-ces-ca, fr-ance-sca ] The baby girl name Francesca is pronounced as FRae-NCH-EHZKaa- †. Francesca is used predominantly in the Italian language and it is also derived from Italian origins. Francesca is a variation of the name Frances (English).
See also the related form, Francesco (English and Italian).
See also the related category italian.
Francesca is fairly popular as a baby name for girls. The name's popularity jumped from the 1960s up to the 1990s. Its usage peaked modestly in 1996 with 0.041% of baby girls being given the name Francesca. It ranked at #353 then. The baby name has since declined in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.036% and its ranking #467, but it was nonetheless the 2nd most popular after Frances, among all girl names in its group. In 2018, it was used 6.906% more than Francesca.
Baby names that sound like Francesca include Franchesca, Farana, Farena, Farina, Farinna, Fermeana, Fermeena, Fermina, Ferminah, Fermyna, Fiorenze, Firenza, Firmeana, Firmeena, Firminah, Firmyna, Forenza, Francheska, Francisca, and Franciska.
† English pronunciation for Francesca: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"