What does Fernando mean?
Fernando [fer-nan-do] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Fernando is "ready journey". Fernando is an alternate spelling of Ferdinand (Old German): the original transcription is Ferdinando.
Fernando has 1 variant: Fernandas.
1 feminine form: Fernanda.Creative forms:
(male) Frannando, Freenando, ..
(female) Fernanet, Fernante, .. Middle name pairings:
Fernando Easton (F.E.), ..
How popular is Fernando?
Fernando is a very popular first name for males (#238 out of 1220, Top 19%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#7161 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Fernando reached its highest position of #149 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #269 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Ferdinand, Fernand and Hernan are the prominent variation forms of Fernando (#269 from recent data). Other variants, like Ferdynand, are seldom used. These relations of Fernando were favored a decade ago (usage of 0.1%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.1%, 50% less), with the version Ferdinand becoming less fashionable.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Arlando, Armando, Arnaldo, Barnardo, Bernald, Bernard▼, Bernardo, Bernhardo (see Bernard), Bertrando (see Bertram), Brando, Derland, Farand, Farnam, Farrand, Fermin, Fernald, Fernham (see Farnham), Ferran, Ferrand, Ferrant, Franco▲, Franio, Franko, Furman, Furmann (see Furman), Furnald, Geraldo, Gerardo, Germano, Heraldo, Hernandez, Jeraldo (see Jerald), Jerardo, Kernan, Leonardo▲, Normando, Orlando, Reinaldo, Renado, Renaldo, Renardo, Reynaldo, Reynardo, Vernados and Vernard. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fernando.See names in meaning and etymology.