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Gender: Female Pronunciation: Fehr-NAN-da Meaning of Fernanda: "bold voyager" Origin of Fernanda: Feminine variation of Fernando, Spanish and Portuguese version of German Ferdinand Fernanda's Popularity in 2017: #433

The name Fernanda is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian, Portuguese origin meaning "bold voyager". Fernanda is ranked #433 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Fernanda is very popular in the Latino community, with a lot more charm than its male counterpart. 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.

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Famous People Named Fernanda

Fernanda Montenegro (born Arlette Pinheiro Esteves Torres), Brazilian actress
(Maria) Fernanda Moreira Ribeiro, Portuguese Olympic distance runner
(María) Fernanda Gonzalez, Mexican Olympic swimmer
Fernanda Brandão, Brazilian singer
(María) Fernanda Arozqueta, Mexican singer and actress
Fernanda Cama Pereira Lima, Brazilian actress
Fernanda Garay, Brazilian volleyball player
Fernanda de Freitas, Brazilian actress
Maria Fernanda "Nanda" Barbato Alves, Brazilian tennis player
Maria Fernanda Cândido, Brazilian actress
María Fernanda Espinosa, Ecuadorian politician
María Fernanda Herazo, Colombian tennis player
María Fernanda Quiroz, Mexican actress
María Fernanda Malo, Mexican actress
María Fernanda del Carmen Morales, Mexican voice actress
María Fernanda Neil, Argentine actress and siner
Fernanda Ly, Chinese Australian model

Pop Culture References for the name Fernanda

Fernanda, princess in the fairy tale 'The Wise Princess'
Fernanda del Carpio, the beautiful but harsh and seldom-sympathetic bride from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude"

Fern, Anda, Fernande, Nanda, Nan, Ferdinanda, Fernandina, Ferdinande, Fernandine, Annda


cricketbell Says:


My sister's middle name! She actually likes it better than her first name "Hellen" so introduces herself as "Fernanda". We even forget that her first name is not it!

carissaaa Says:


I agree. I love the nickname Fern and I can almost imagine using this name... but then I can't.

indiefendi2 Says:


I'm quite ambivalent about Fernanda. I like it but I don't.

Whirligig Says:


I couldn't imagine an actual person called Fernanda but it has lots of nice nickname opportunities if somebody does use it.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I like Fernanda with a flower middle name. :) Example: Fernanda Rose, Fernanda Lavender, Fernanda Lilac, Fernanda Violet, Fernanda Daisy.

rie Says:


I absolutely love this name.

headintheclouds Says:


Very pretty name. I know someone named Fernanda, nicknamed Fer the way previous poster has it pronounced, or Fern. Her parents apparently wanted to name her Ferdinanda but changed their minds and went with the variant Fernanda, fortunately!

BriannaNicole13 Says:


Another pretty and standard nickname is "Fer," pronounced like "Fair"