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What does Nando mean?

Nando Pronunciation of Nando [nan-do] as a boys' name is of Old German derivation, and Nando means "ready journey". Nando is an alternate spelling of Ferdinand (Old German): the original variation is Ferdinando.


Nando has 1 variant: Nandy.

1 more related form via Ferdinand: Ferdo.

Creative forms:
(male) Nanco, Nanned, ..

(female) Nannet, Nanta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nando Wolfgang (N.W.), ..

How popular is Nando?

Nando is an unusual given name for men. Nando is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Nando (not ranked) is Ferdinand. This relation of Nando reached the top of its popularity in the 1880s (#276), but now, Ferdinand has become less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Amando, Bardo, Brando, Lando, Lindo, Naldo, Nardo, Nenzo (see Lorenzo) and Waldo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Nando.

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