Meaning and Origin of Fernando - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Fernando

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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.