Fernando Name Meaning & Origin

Fernando

Pronunciation: fayr-NAHN-doh (key)

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Asian here, was asked if I was Hispanic.

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Fern, Nando, Fercho, Fer

Meanings and history of the name Fernando: | Edit

From Ferdinando, the old Spanish form of a Germanic name composed of the elements fardi "journey" and nand "daring, brave". The Visigoths brought the name to the Iberian Peninsula, where it entered into the royal families of Spain and Portugal. From there it became common among the Habsburg royal family of the Holy Roman Empire and Austria, starting with the Spanish-born Ferdinand I in the 16th century. A notable bearer was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), called Fernão de Magalhães in Portuguese, who was the leader of the first expedition to sail around the earth.

Famous real-life people named Fernando: | Edit

Fernando Allende, Mexican actor and singer
Fernando Delgadillo, Mexican singer
King Fernando, known in English as King Ferdinand, husband of Queen Isabella, who funded Christopher Columbus' voyages to the New World.
Fernando Valenzuela, baseball player
Fernando Torres, Spanish international footballer (soccer player)
Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula One driver, double World Champion
Fernando Gonzalez, Chilean tennis player
Fernando Veradasco, Spanish tennis player
Fernando Dente, argentine actor
Fernando Lugo, President of Paraguay

Fernando in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Fernando" by ABBA
"Fernando Pando" by The Virgins
"See Fernando" by Jenny Lewis

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