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Meaning & History

Portuguese form of FERDINAND. This name was borne by the Portuguese explorer Fernão de Magalhães (1480-1521), better known in English as Ferdinand Magellan.
Feminine FormFernanda
Other Languages & CulturesFerdinand Ancient Germanic Ferran Catalan Ferdinand Czech Ferdinand, Ferdi Dutch Ferdinand, Ferdie, Ferdy English Veeti, Vertti Finnish Ferdinand, Fernand French Ferdinand, Ferdi German Ferdinánd, Nándor Hungarian Ferdinando Italian Ferdynand Polish Ferdinand Slovene Fernando, Hernando, Hernán, Nando Spanish
Entry updated December 3, 2009   Contribute