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 2019: #492

Fernanda Origin and Meaning

The name Fernanda is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian, Portuguese origin meaning "bold voyager".

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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Rank in US: #492

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Pop Culture References for the name Fernanda

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"