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Old February 18, 2019, 06:09 AM
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Paco

Why is 'Paco' the diminutive of 'Francisco'?
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Old February 18, 2019, 08:48 AM
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There are several online sources that give an explanation, but the information given here says that the folks at the RAE disagree with that information.
Since the RAE didn't provide an answer to your question, let's see if a native speaker has the answer.
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@Sancho: You may find useful this commentary:

http://udep.edu.pe/castellanoactual/...me-dicen-paco/
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Interesting question!

(And interesting theories!!)
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