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What does Fernald mean?

Fernald Pronunciation of Fernald [fer-nald] as a boys' name has its root in Old English, and the meaning of the name Fernald is "the fern hill". Fernald is a variant form of Farnell (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, fern (tree), hill (mountain).


Fernald has 1 variant: Furnald.

1 more different relation via Farnell: Farnall.

Creative forms:
(male) Farnald, Ferald, ..

(female) Fernel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fernald Rylan (F.R.), ..

How popular is Fernald?

Fernald is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#14168 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Fernald has not been listed in the Top 2000 so far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arnald, Bernal, Bernald, Bernard, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernold (see Bernal), Derald, Farnly (see Farnley), Fergal, Fergall (see Fergal), Fernan, Fernand, Fernande, Fernando, Fernlea, Fernlee, Fernley, Ferrand, Gerald, Gerrald, Jerald, Jerrald, Reinald, Reynald, Vernal and Vernard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fernald.

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