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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 2018: #310

The name Fernando is a boy's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "bold voyager". Fernando is ranked #310 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Names with a Strong O and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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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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I keep thinking of Nando's chicken. hahahahhahaha