What does Hernandez mean?
Hernandez \he-rnan-dez, her-na-ndez\ as a name for boys. Hernandez's name origins are Spanish and Old German, and the name Hernandez means "ready journey". Hernandez is a form of Hernando (Spanish, Old German): variant of Ferdinand.
Hernandez has 1 different form via Hernando: Hernan▼.
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)
Hernan is the only prominent variation form of Hernandez (#unlisted). Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in 1995 (usage of 0.214%) and is now significantly less, with Hernan becoming less trendy. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Hernandez and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)