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?!".
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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.