Fernando - Meaning of Fernando
[ 3 syll. fer-nan-do, fe-rna-ndo ] The baby boy name Fernando is pronounced as FehR-NAAN-Dow in Spanish †. Fernando is used mostly in the Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and English languages. It is of Gothic origin.
In addition, Fernando is a derivative (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) of the English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish name Ferdinand.
The name Fernando is used to a great extent; it has 22 derivatives that are used in English and other languages. Derivatives of Fernando used in English include Ferdinando, Ferdo, Fernan, Fernand, Fernandez, Fernán, Fernendo, Ferrand, Ferrando, Ferrante, Hernan (used in Spanish as well), and Nandor. The diminutive Ferd is another English derivative.
Foreign derivatives include the Spanish Ferando, the Spanish Ferdenando, the Spanish Ferdi, the Spanish Ferdino, the Spanish Fernandeo, the Spanish Ferni, the Spanish Hernando, the Spanish Nando, and the Spanish Nano.
Both the origin and meaning of the name Fernando is inherited by all variant forms.
Fernando is rather popular as a baby boy name. The name rose in popularity from the 1900s up to the 2000s. At the modest height of its usage in 2006, 0.126% of baby boys were given the name Fernando. It had a ranking of #151 then. The baby name has fallen in popularity since then. In 2018, its usage was 0.057% and its ranking #310, but it was nonetheless the most frequently used within all boy names in its family.
Baby names that sound like Fernando include Faramond, Ferando, Fernendo, Ferrando, Ferrante, Freemonte, Fremonte, Frimonte, Fernandeo, Forend, Forind, Forynd, Freemonde, Freemont, Fremonde, Fremont, Friend, Frimonde, Frimont, and Frimunde.
† Pronunciation for Fernando: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)"