Meaning and Origin of: Fernando

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Courageous traveler

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Portuguese : from a Germanic personal name composed of a metathesized form of frið ‘peace’ (or farð ‘journey’, ‘expedition’) + nanð ‘daring’, ‘boldness’. See also Ferdinand. This family name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.