- (fran-ches-ka) it is an Italian name not used enough, I have always loved this name it sounds so pretty and feminine.
- Francesca Charisse-I like the name Francesca because it is noble and classic and feminine, yet unusual and exotic. It also pays tribute to
the gentle Saint Francis of Assisi who loved God, Nature and Animals. Francesca also is derived from the Latin for "free." Further more, my
grandfather's name was Francis, so it is a family name. I like Charisse because it sounds so beautiful after Francesca, and it means grace and kindness in French. Grace and kindness are the qualities I most admire in my husband, and I hope my daughter inherits those qualities from him.
Francesca is the feminine form of Francesco, the Italian form of Francis.
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