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What does Hernando mean?

Hernando Pronunciation of Hernando [her-nan-do] as a boys' name is pronounced air-NAHN-doh. It is of Spanish and Old German origin, and the meaning of Hernando is "ready journey". Variant of Ferdinand.


Hernando has 2 variants: Hernan and Hernandez.

6 more different relations via Ferdinand: Ferdinando, Fernan, Fernand, Fernandas, Fernande and Fernando.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Hernando Elan (H.E.), ..

How popular is Hernando?

Hernando is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#39176 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Ferdinand, Fernand, Fernando (#269 via latest list) and Hernan are the prominent related forms of Hernando (not ranked). Other forms, like Fernandas, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Hernando was more pronounced among parents in 2001 (average #1282) and is somewhat lower today (#1567, 50% less usage), with the form Ferdinand becoming less in vogue. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Arlando, Armando, Arnaldo, Barnardo, Bernald, Bernard, Bernardo, Bernhardo (see Bernard), Bertrando (see Bertram), Brando, Derland, Fernald, Ferrand, Geraldo, Gerardo, Germano, Harland, Harman, Harmann, Harmonio, Heanno, Helado (see Heladio), Heraldo, Herlad, Herman, Hermann, Herminio, Hermon, Herndon, Heronimo, Jeraldo (see Jerald), Jerardo, Kernan, Leonardo, Normando, Orlando, Reinaldo, Renado, Renaldo, Renardo, Reynaldo, Reynardo, Vernados and Vernard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hernando.

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