Meaning and Origin of: Chico

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Manly

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Portuguese : from chico ‘small’, ‘young’ (of uncertain origin, perhaps from Latin ciccum ‘trifle’), applied as a nickname for a small man, or for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name.
  • Portuguese : from a pet form of the personal name Francisco, a vernacular form of Franciscus (see Francis).