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What does Hernandez mean?

Hernandez Pronunciation of Hernandez [her-nan-dez] as a name for boys means "ready journey". Hernandez is an alternate form, with the suffix -z, of Hernando (Spanish, Old German): variation of Ferdinand.


Hernandez has 1 different relation via Hernando: Hernan.

Creative forms:
(male) Hennandez, Hernander, ..

(female) Hernanda, Hernanley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hernandez Johnpaul (H.J.), ..

How popular is Hernandez?

Hernandez is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#15 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Hernan is the only prominent variation form of Hernandez (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Hernandez was widespread 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.01%). Below is a charted analysis of the history of Hernandez and affiliated names. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Fernand, Fernandas, Fernande, Fernando, Harinder, Harland, Herakles, Heraldo, Herlad, Herman, Hermann, Herndon, Herne, Hernlea (see Hernley), Hernlee (see Hernley), Hernley and Hernlie (see Hernley). These names tend to be more commonly used than Hernandez.

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