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What does Fernanda mean?

Fernanda Pronunciation of Fernanda [fer-nan-da] as a girls' name is pronounced fer-NAHN-dah. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Fernanda is "ready journey". From fard nand. Feminine of Ferdinand or Fernando.


Fernanda has 10 variants: Anda, Annda, Ferdinanda, Ferdinande, Fern, Fernande, Fernandina, Fernandine, Nan and Nanda.

Creative forms:
(female) Fernandia, Fernnanda, ..

(male) Fernandi, Fernanham, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fernanda Kalani (F.K.), ..

How popular is Fernanda?

Fernanda is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2517 out of 4276, Top 59%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Fernanda entered the list in 1992 and reached its apex rank of #258 in the U.S. in 2009, and is at #559 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fernanda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fernanda outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Fernanda (#559 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000 are Nan, Fernande and Fern. Usage of these relations of Fernanda was at its highest a century ago (median #1170) and has become significantly less since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fernanda, Fern, Fernande, Nan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fernanda and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ananda, Armanda, Arnalda, Bernadea (see Bernadette), Bernarda, Bernina, Branda, Breanda, Brianda, Caranda, Deanda, Debranda, Demanda, Derinda, Ferna, Fernlea (see Fernley), Ferran, Franca, Frania, Franka, Frayda, Freada, Geralda, Gerarda, Gerianna, Germana, Keriana, Kerianna, Leanda, Lenarda (see Leonarda), Lennarda (see Leonarda), Leonarda, Maranda, Marianda, Meralda, Meranda, Miranda, Mirranda, Myranda, Orlanda, Reynalda, Senalda, Teriana, Zenaida, Zenayda and Zerlinda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Fernanda.

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