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Hernan

What does Hernan mean?

Hernan Pronunciation of Hernan [her-nan] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the name Hernan means "ready journey". Hernan is an alternate form of Ferdinand (Old German): the original variation is Ferdinando. Hernan is also a variation of Hernando (Spanish, Old German).

Variations

5 alternative forms via Ferdinand, Hernando: Fernan, Fernand, Fernande, Fernando and Hernandez.

Creative forms:
(male) Hednan, Heynan, ..

(female) Herhan, Hernah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hernan Rylan (H.R.), ..

How popular is Hernan?

Hernan is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#39304 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Hernan entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #786 in the U.S. in 1995, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Ferdinand, Fernand and Fernando (#269 last year) are the popular varying forms of Hernan. Usage of these forms of Hernan reached its most widespread in the year 2001 (usage of 0.1%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.1%, down 50%), with the version Ferdinand becoming less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arnan, Bernal, Ernan, Ferran, German, Hanan, Hannan, Harkan, Harlan, Harman, Harmann, Harmen, Harmon, Heiman, Heman, Herin, Herlad, Herman, Hermann, Hermon, Hern, Herndon, Herne, Hernly, Jeran, Jerman, Jernayn (see Germain), Keenan, Kenan, Kennan, Kernan, Kiernan, Teran, Terran, Tiernan, Vernal, Vernen, Vernin and Vernon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hernan.

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