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Pronunciation

fərnændoʊ

Origin

Spanish, Portuguese

Meaning

Here we have a name that is all about travel and… international royalty! For starters, Fernando means 'bold voyager' and is the romance-language version of Ferdinand. It was a traditional name for boys born into the royal families of Spain and Portugal, then also the Habsburg royal family of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria. And Magellan, the 15th century Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition to sail around the world was also a Fernando.

Rank in the year 2015

Fernando was ranked #509 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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