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What does Fernan mean?

Fernan Pronunciation of Fernan [fer-nan] as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and the name Fernan means "ready journey". Fernan is a version of Ferdinand (Old German): the original variation is Ferdinando.


12 different relations via Ferdinand: Ferd, Ferdi, Ferdie, Ferdo, Ferdy, Ferdynand, Fernand, Fernandas, Fernande, Fernando, Hernan and Hernando.

Creative forms:
(male) Fornan, Frannan, ..

(female) Fernanne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fernan Taha (F.T.), ..

How popular is Fernan?

Fernan is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#77472 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Fernan (not ranked) are Fernando (#269 in 2015), Hernan, Fernand, Ferdinand and Ferd. Other variants, like Ferdo, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Fernan was widespread 14 years ago (usage of 0.1%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1%, down 50%), with the version Ferdinand going out of style. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arnan, Bernal, Ernan, Farnam, Farnham, Farnum, Farran, Fegan, Feggan, Felan, Fenn, Fergal, Fermin, Fernald, Fernham (see Farnham), Ferran, Ferrand, Ferrant, Ferrar, Ferrin, Ferron, Finan, Fionan, Firmin, Fran, Frean, Freeman, Freman, Fuhrman, Furman, Furmann (see Furman), German, Herman, Jeran, Jerman, Jernayn (see Germain), Keenan, Kenan, Kennan, Kernan, Kiernan, Teran, Terran, Tiernan, Vernal, Vernen, Vernin and Vernon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fernan.

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