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What does Hernando mean?

Hernando Pronunciation of Hernando 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.



VARIANTS Hernan, Hernandez

OTHER FORMS VIA FERDINAND Ferdinando, Fernan, Fernand, Fernandas, Fernande, Fernando



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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?

Ferdinand, Fernand, Fernando (#310 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 has become significantly lower since (#1577, 57% LESS USAGE), with the form Ferdinand becoming less in vogue. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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 sound-alike 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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