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The name is also associated with Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1863-1914) of Austria-Hungary, who was assassinated in Saravejo, Serbia, which began World War 1.
Dead Knight  3/2/2018
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I don't know, I really like it.
YaBoiFerdinash  1/31/2018
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The name Ferdinand was given to 20 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/21/2016
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Ferdinand Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the president-turned-dictator of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986.
Gregory Woodrow  1/31/2016
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A character of John Fowles' novel 'The Collector' (actually called Frederick Clegg) kidnapped a girl and made her believe he was called Ferdinand.
Reenie_12  8/2/2014
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Ferdinand (1754-1806) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and his wife Maria Theresia.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Ferdinand (1636-1679) was the son of Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria and his wife Maria Anna.
CarolinW  7/20/2012
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Ferdinand (1730-1813) was the son of King Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Sophie.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Ferdinand (1804-1806) was the son of King Frederick William III of Prussia and his wife Luise.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Ferdinand (1550-1608) was the son of Albert V, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Anna.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Ferdinand (1530-1538) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and his wife Isabel of Portugal.
CarolinW  7/17/2012
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Ferdinand (1657-1658) was the only son of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III and his third wife Eleonora Gonzaga.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
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Ferdinand (1633-1654) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III and his first wife Maria Anna of Spain.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
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Ferdinand (1667-1668) was the son of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and his first wife Margarita of Spain.
CarolinW  7/15/2012
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Ferdinand (1793-1875) was the oldest son of Holy Roman Emperor Francis II and his wife Maria Teresa.
CarolinW  6/20/2012
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Ferdinand (1577-1650) was the son of William V, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Renata.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
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Ferdinand (1699-1738) was the son of Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and his second wife Theresa.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
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Ferdinand (1636-1679) was the oldest son of Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria and his wife Maria Anna.
CarolinW  6/19/2012
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Ferdinand (1769-1824) was one of the sons of the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and his wife Maria Luisa of Spain.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Orleans (1810-1842) was the oldest son of King Louis Philippe I of France and his wife Maria Amalia of Neaples and Sicily.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
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Ferdinand of Austria (1551-1552), oldest son of Maximilian II (Holy Roman Emperor) and his wife Maria of Spain. He was named after his grandfather Ferdinand I of Austria and died at the age of 1.
CarolinW  6/7/2012
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Despite that it's a little ridiculous, I really do love this name. It's very handsome and uncommon. I probably will never end up using it, but again, I love it.
K.G Valentina  12/1/2011
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Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff (1688-1731) was a Bohemian sculptor.
― Anonymous User  10/12/2011
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Ferdinand Bol (24 June 1616 – 24 August 1680) was a Dutch artist, etcher, and draftsman.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2011
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In Croatia, Ferdo is a short form and nickname of Ferdinand.
― Anonymous User  4/22/2010
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Isn't this also used in Scandinavia? It says so on www.nordicnames.de.
lcgirl20  3/7/2010
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I don't care for this name. It has the unfortunate association with the Spanish king who expelled the Jews and Muslims from Spain. It also sounds old-fashioned and quite pretentious, even though it sounds better in other languages.
bananarama  11/19/2009
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This name is also used in Croatia.
goricar  11/16/2009
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Another famous bearer of this is Ferdinand Porsche, creator of the Volkswagen brand. He also has a son named Ferdinand (a.k.a. Ferry), too!
NASCAR MAN 14  11/28/2008
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Ferdinand was the given name of American pianist and bandleader Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941).
Julindsy  9/28/2008
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Ferdinand II is also Katherine (Catalina) of Aragon's father and ruler of Spain.
CassBlack  4/17/2008
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Ferdinand Magellan (Portuguese: Fernão de Magalhães, pronounced [fɨɾˈnɐ̃ũ dɨ mɐgɐˈʎɐ̃ĩʃ]/; Spanish: Fernando or Hernando de Magallanes).
― Anonymous User  4/16/2008
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Fernão de Magalhães or Fernando de Magalhães aka Magellan was a PORTUGUESE Maritime Explorer who, while in the service of the Spanish crown, tried to find a westward route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. This was the first known successful attempt to Circumnavigate the Earth. He became one of the first individuals to cross all the meridians of the globe. He was the first person to lead an expedition sailing westward from Europe to Asia and to cross the Pacific Ocean - He named the Ocean "Pacífico".
Magellan should also be recognized as the first explorer to enter the Pacific from the eponymous Strait of Magellan, which he discovered. (and is named after him "Strait of Magellan")
Fernando de Magalhães, Vasco da Gama, Cristovão Colombo and Infante Dom Henrique are all Portuguese and very important Men in the History of the Wordl.
Menino  4/16/2008
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It doesn't sound like an old guy at all to me. I've liked it for a few years now, and I've always thought it sounded like an adventurer (probably because of Magellan). And I love The Tempest!
lcgirl20  3/19/2008
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Don't forget the Scottish group, Franz Ferdinand.
FairyGirl  8/17/2007
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This is also a masculine name in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
earthnut  7/2/2007
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Franz Ferdinand was the last Austrian Emperor; Franz Ferdinand was also the name of his son, whose assassination caused World War I.
Rama  6/15/2007
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A famous bearer of the name is Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2007
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Ferdinand Hipolito Navarro is the birth name of Vhong Navarro, a Filipino actor and singer.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2007
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Ferdinand´s pet forms are Ferda, Fery, Ferdys, Ferdin, Fernando.
Karcoolka  3/20/2007
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I thought this was Spanish too?
bellaboo  1/20/2007
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I don't like this name at all. It reminds me of an ornery old man who has hair growing out of his ears.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2007
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This is such a STUPID, UGLY name! To think that Fernando, the most beautiful name ever, is the Spanish form of Ferdinand!
― Anonymous User  12/22/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Ferdinand here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  10/24/2006
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I've heard that Ferdinand means "bold peace".
indigopearl  8/2/2006
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It is also the gentle Disney bull, who prefers to sit under the cork oak and smell the flowers to bullfighting. (The Story of Ferdinand).
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005
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Ferdinand V and his wife, Isabella I, were joint Monarchs in Spain.
Tbird  9/21/2005
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A character in Shakespeare's "the Tempest" bears this name.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2005
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Ferdinand Magellan was not the first person to travel around the world. That person was Juan Sebastián Elcano and he was Spanish.
kassandra  6/28/2005

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