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Gender: Male Pronunciation: fer-NAN-do (Sp); fer-NAN-doo (Port.) Meaning of Fernando: "bold voyager" Origin of Fernando: Spanish and Portuguese variation of Ferdinand Fernando's Popularity in 2017: #306

The name Fernando is a boy's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "bold voyager". Fernando is ranked #306 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like The O Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would be the perfect twin of the opposite gender?".

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Can you hear the drums Fernando? Although 58% of Nameberries prefer Ferdinand to Fernando, the Iberian variant has a softer, more romantic feel that makes it a better fit with all those Javiers, Lorenzos and Matteos.

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Famous People Named Fernando

Fernando Martins de Bulhões, birth name of Saint Anthony of Padua
Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Grand Duke of Alba, Spanish noble, general, and diplomat
Fernando Velasco, American football player
Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
Fernando José Torres, Spanish football player
Fernando Rodney, Dominican baseball player
Fernando Alonso, Spanish racing driver
Fernando Francisco González, Chilean tennis player
Fernando Valenzuela, Mexican baseball player
Fernando Manuel Fernandes da Costa Santos, Portuguese footballer and manager
Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa, Portuguese poet
Fernando Riera, Chilean footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Fernando

Fernando Castillo Saavedra, main character in telenovela "Destinos"
"Fernando," song by ABBA
San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California
Fernando, character on TV's "Fuller House"