Basque, Spanish

Fermin Origin and Meaning

The name Fermin is a boy's name of French origin meaning "strong".

The name of an ancient saint, a legendary holy man and martyr who is the patron saint of the city of Pamplona in Navarre, Spain. The popular week-long festival Sanfermines, which takes place in Pamplona every year from July 6-14 and includes the infamous encierro or bull runs, is named in his honor.

The name derives from Latin Firmunus "steadfast, strong"; Fermin is the Basque form. A local diminutive is Mintxo.