Ferdinand Name Meaning & Origin

Ferdinand

Pronunciation: FER-di-nand (key)

Origin of the name Ferdinand:

From the Spanish Ferdinando, a name of uncertain origin and meaning. It is thought to be of Germanic origin composed from the elements frithu (peace), and fardi (journey), or ferchvus (youth, life) and nanths (courage), nanthi (venture, risk), or nand (ready, prepared).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ferd, Ferdie, Fernando, Nando

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This is one of the most truly international names there is. It has had prominent bearers in almost every European country.

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Ferdie, Ferd, Nando, Freddy/Freddie

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This name has been given to many kings of Portugal, Spain, Naples, Sicely, Aragon, Bulgaria, and Romania.
Holy Roman Emperors Ferdinand I and Ferdinand II
Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese-Spanish sea captain, first voyager to sail around the world
Ferdinand Lamothe, "Jelly Roll Morton", American jazz artist
Ferdinand Porsche, Italian auto designer
Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German airship mogul
Ferdinand Marcos, president of the Philippines
Ferdinand, Marshal Foch, French Supreme Commander in World War I
Ferdinand Bol, Dutch artist
Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist

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Ferdinand, character in Shakespeare's play The Tempest. His is the love-interest of Miranda.
Ferdinand, peace-loving bull in classic children's book by Munro Leaf
Franz Ferdinand, Scottish rock band
Ferdinand, Prince in the Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Ferdinand Horatio Scruggs, Xerxes Scruggs' youngest brother, in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. His parents made a deal when they first got married: Dad got to name the boys and Ma got to name the girls. After Dad screwed up on the names of the four older boys, Ma gave the youngest boy the two names she really liked, Ferdinand and Horatio. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

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