What does Hernan mean?
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).
(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)
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.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.