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What does Fernando mean?

Fernando Pronunciation of Fernando as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Fernando is "ready journey". Fernando is an alternate spelling of Ferdinand (Old German): the original respelling is Ferdinando.


VARIANT Fernandas

RELATIONS VIA FERDINAND Ferdinando, Ferdo, Ferdynand, Fernan, Fernand, Fernande, Hernan, Hernando




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How popular is Fernando?

Fernando is a very popular first name for males (#238 out of 1220, Top 19%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#7161 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Fernando reached its highest position of #149 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #310 currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fernando name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fernando outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Ferdinand, Fernand and Hernan are the prominent variation forms of Fernando (#310 FROM RECENT DATA). Other variants, like Ferdynand, are seldom used. These relations of Fernando were favored 2 decades ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and have become significantly less widespread since (USAGE 0.1%, 57% LESS), with the version Ferdinand becoming less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Arlando, Armando, Arnaldo, Barnardo, Bernald, Bernard, Bernardo, Bernhardo (see Bernard), Bertrando (see Bertram), Brando, Derland, Farand, Farnam, Farrand, Fermin, Fernald, Fernham (see Farnham), Ferran, Ferrand, Ferrant, Franco, Franio, Franko, Furman, Furmann (see Furman), Furnald, Geraldo, Gerardo, Germano, Heraldo, Hernandez, Jeraldo (see Jerald), Jerardo, Kernan, Leonardo, Normando, Orlando, Reinaldo, Renado, Renaldo, Renardo, Reynaldo, Reynardo, Vernados and Vernard. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fernando.

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