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Gender: M Meaning of Ferdinand: "bold voyager" Origin of Ferdinand: German

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To the American ear, Ferdinand has a rather heavy and clumsy feel -- most likely because of the bull. Interesting Dutch spin: the short form Dinand, after a popular singer.

Famous People Named Ferdinand

Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician
Franz Ferdinand - assasinated Archduke of Austria
Ferdinand I, Portuguese king
Ferdinand II, Portuguese king consort

Pop Culture References for the Name Ferdinand

Ferdinand Hollie, from TV series "NYPD Blue"
Ferdinand from Shakespeare's play The Tempest
Franz Ferdinand, Scottish band

Ferd, Ferdie

Ferdinand's International Variations

Fernand, Fernandu, Ferrante, Ferrand (French) Nándor (Hungarian) Ferrando (Italian) Fernão (Portuguese) Nandru (Romanian) Ferdynand, Ferdynandy (Slavic) Fernán, Ferdi, Hernando, Nando, Ferni, Ferdo, Fernando, Ferdinando, Fernandeo, Ferdino (Spanish)