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What does Ferd mean?

Ferd Pronunciation of Ferd [ferd] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ferd is "ready journey". Ferd is a variant form of Ferdinand (Old German): the original variation is Ferdinando.


6 alternative forms via Ferdinand: Ferdi, Ferdie, Ferdo, Ferdy, Fernan and Fernand.

Creative forms:
(male) Faord, Ferrd, ..

(female) Fera, Ferdde, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ferd Kenzo (F.K.), ..

How popular is Ferd?

Ferd is a rare given name for males. Ferd is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ferd reached its top position of #790 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ferdinand and Fernand are the popular variation forms of Ferd. These forms of Ferd were favored in the 1880s (average #802), but now, the form Ferdinand has become less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ferd, Ferdinand, Fernand in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ferd is pronounced similarly to Ford and Forde. Other suggested similar names are Ard, Bard, Bird, Byrd, Caerd, Card, Cord, Dard, Fahd, Farid, Faro, Farr, Fee, Fenn, Feri, Field, Fred, Fredd, Freed, Fry, Fuad, Gard, Gyrd, Kord, Lord and Ward. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ferd.

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