Fernanda is very popular in the Latino community, ranking at Number 376 on the U.S. list, with a lot more charm than its male counterpart. It's a top name in Chile, now at Number 11.
The standard nickname is Nanda, and variations include Ferdinanda and Fernandina.
Oscar-nominated Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro was born Arlette, but has said she chose Fernanda because of its 'sonority.' Fernanda Eberstadt is an American novelist and journalist; Brazil-born Fernanda Rocha is one of The Housewives of Orange County.