Francesca

Meaning : France, Derived from franciscus meaning 'a free man' or 'French man'., Free,

Origin : Latin, Catalan, Italian,

Pronunciation : frahn-CHES-kah (Italian)  , (FRAN-ches-CA), fran CHESS cuh,

Used : Feminine form of Francesco, the Italian cognage of Francis, which is from the Middle Latin Franciscus, a derivative of Francus (a Frank, a freeman). The name was borne by the 13th-century Francesca da Rimini, the beautiful daughter of the county of Ravenna, Giovanni da Polenta. In return for military support, Francesca's father betrothed her to the ugly and malformed lord of Rimini, Giovanni Malatesta. Paolo, Malatesta's handsome younger brother, acted as proxy in the marriage and he and Francesca soon fell in love. They were discovered and put to death in 1289 by Malatesta. Dante recorded the tragedy of Francesca da Rimini in his work Inferno.,

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Francesca Expression, Francesca Soul Urge, Francesca Inner Dream

numerology

Numerology information Francesca:

numerologyName Number: 7 Meaning: Inner, Thought, Mind, Psychology, Secret, Mystic, Strange, Study, Knowledge, Loneliness, Rest

additional

Additional information Francesca:

additionalThe Italian form of Frances, widely adopted across the Western world, Francesca originally existed as a vocabulary word for "French".

additionalItalian and Catalan feminine form of Franciscus (see FRANCIS).

urban

Definition funny of Francesca:

urbanthe name Francesca is italian meaning: "FREE" a beautiful & strong feminine name.

urbanFrancesca,the queen of italy.one day

urbanchances are a girl with a name like this is the most beautiful thing you'll ever lay your eyes on.

urbanFrancesca looked beautiful last night

urbanThe most gorgeous girl in the world

urbanI'm as hot as a Francesca.

urbanThe coolest kid you will ever meet in your life with a very pretty name. A Francesca will change the world. She may be sweet and soft on the outside but you don't want to get in a fight with this girl, she will tear you apart but she is also one of the best friends you could ever have don't her.

songs

Songs about Francesca:

songsThe Way You Smile (Feat. Francesca Battistelli) by Newsong from the Album One True God (Deluxe Edition) [+Video] [+Digital Booklet]

songsHe Knows My Name (In the Style of Francesca Battistelli) [Instrumental Version] by The Karaoke Studio from the Album Karaoke Pop Songs September.2014

songsLead Me to the Cross (Guiame a La Cruz) [As Made Popular By Francesca Battistelli] by Samaritan Revival from the Album Top 15 English Christian Songs in Spanish Vol. 2

songsAngel By Your Side (in the Style of Francesca Battistelli) [Instrumental Version] by The Karaoke Studio from the Album Karaoke Pop Songs September.2012

songsStrangely Dim (In the Style of Francesca Battistelli) [Instrumental Version] by The Karaoke Studio from the Album Karaoke Pop Songs July.2013

songsThis Is the Stuff (Originally Performed by Francesca Battistell) [Karaoke Version] by His Nation from the Album Ultimate Christian Songs Karaoke Today

songsWrite Your Story - Karaoke in the Style of Francesca Battistelli by Fresh Karaoke from the Album Top Gospel Song's Karaoke -Vol II

books

Books about Francesca:

booksFrancesca: The Silk Merchant's Daughers (The Silk Merchant's Daughters) by Bertrice Small (Oct 7, 2014)

booksFrancesca Woodman: Works from the Sammlung Verbund by Betsy Berne, Gabriele Schor, Elisabeth Bronfen and Francesca Woodman (Jun 30, 2014)

booksFrancesca Woodman by Chris Townsend (Jun 1, 2006)

booksFrancesca's Kitchen by Peter Pezzelli (Sep 1, 2006)

booksFrancesca Woodman's Notebook by Francesca Woodman and George Woodman (Nov 30, 2011)

booksMangled Hearts: Francesca and Cade (Scarred Hearts series Book 1) by Felicia Tatum (Jul 10, 2013)

booksFrancesca Pascal: A World War II Drama (World War II Adventure) by Fredrik Nath (Sep 20, 2012)

movies

Movies about Francesca:

moviesGiacomo Puccini - La Bohème / Francesca Zambello · Tiziano Severini - M. Freni · L. Pavarotti · San Francisco... 1999 NR - Runtime: 1 hr 56 mins Starring: Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, et al. Directed by: Brian Large

moviesZandonai: Francesca Da Rimini 2007 Unrated - Runtime: 2 hrs 35 mins Starring: Renata Scotto, Cornell MacNeil, et al. Directed by: Placido Domingo and Piero Faggioni

moviesFrancesca Battistelli: Christmas Live In Nashville [HD] 2013 NR - Runtime: 46 mins Directed by: Ryan Lassan, Josh Bailey and Tim Lauer

moviesFrancesca & Nunziata aka A Pequena Orfa 2007 - Runtime: 2 hrs 1 min Starring: Sophia Loren, Giancarlo Giannini, et al. Directed by: Lina Wertmuller

moviesZandonai: Francesca Da Rimini 2009 NR - Runtime: 2 hrs 17 mins Starring: Zandonai, Dessi, Armiliato and Nicotra Directed by: Rossi

moviesAfter School Specials: 1976-1977 DVD Set 2004 G - Runtime: 3 hrs Starring: Carol Jones, Melendy Britt, et al. Directed by: Larry Elikann, Roger Flint, et al.

moviesGreat Masters: Francesca 2000 NR - Runtime: 45 mins

wiki

Wiki information Francesca:

Francesca Schiavone
Tennis Player, Athlete, Olympic athlete, Person, Tennis Tournament Champion, Measured person

Francesca Schiavone is an Italian tennis player who turned professional in 1998. She won the 2010 French Open singles title, becoming the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam event in singles. She was also runner-up at the 2011 French Open. Her...

Francesca Battistelli
Contemporary Christian Artist, Person, Broadcast Artist, Social network user, Award Nominee, Musician, Musical Artist

Francesca Battistelli is an American Christian musician, singer-songwriter, and recording artist from New York City, New York. She was originally an independent artist and had released an independent album, Just a Breath, in 2004. Her first studio...

Comments and insights on the name Francesca:

I love this name!! I want to name my little girl this so bad and I feel like its not to popular at all. I think I will use it!

I think of the name "FRAN" automatically.

Personal experiences with the name Francesca:

My name is "Francesca." It is certainly no walk in the park... not a single soul is able to pronounce it, I get called Frankinstein, Franklin, Fran-CHEST-Ca (as a tease suitable for both large- and small-chested girls), Frankfurter, Brittany, and Jessica (where the latar two come from-- I have no clue). Not to mention, it is so extremely Italian ethnic sounding that you must be of Italian heritage to use it, and match it with an Italian surname.

When I was eight years old there was a girl in my dance class named Francesca. For the longest time I thought her name was Fran Jessica.

Growing up I've known 2 Francescas. Both very nice and upstanding and intelligent people. It's funny that the person above me ^^ mentioned that she thought her name was Fran Jessica, because most of the people that I know thought that Francesca was Fran Jessica for a long time. And to this day some people still call her Fran Jessica. lol :D

We named our little girl Francesca, and we are definitely not Italian. Francis is a family name, though, and that's where we got it. We have had some pronunciation problems, which surprised me. I mean, it's not like we made up a name. I know it's not super-common in America, but I figured people had at least heard the name and knew how to pronounce it. They always sound ignorant to me when they pronounce it like "Fransesska," but I guess less people had heard of it than I thought.

Nicknames for Francesca:

Fran, Frannie, Franny, Frankie, Francie, Cesca, Cecca, Cicca, Chessie, Chessy, Franchu, Checka, Checky, Fancy, France, French, Frenchie, Franca, Xesca, Chicca, Frances, Fanny, Fannie

Meanings and history of the name :

Italian. Ultimately, "Francesca" comes from the Late Latin masculine name "Franciscus," which meant "Frenchman."
There has also been some debate that the meaning is "Free"... but I must differ, and support what I first listed.

^^
As to the above, it does derive from "Frenchman," BUT the Franks (from which we get the word French) were the "Free people." So it's the same thing either way.

Famous real-life people named Francesca:

Francesca Eastwood - American actress; daughter of Clint Eastwood
Francesca Battistelli - American musician
Francesca Woodman - American photographer
Francesca Christine (b. 2008) - daughter of Amy Jo Johnson
Francesca Nora (b. 2006) - daughter of Jason Bateman
Francesca Natalia (b. 2000) - daughter of Erik Estrada

Francesca in song, story & screen:

"Francesca Vecchio" is Ray Vecchio's sister in the tv series "Due South."
Francesca Fiore - B Movie star played by Scott Thompson on Kids in the Hall

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