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Origin: Germanic

Meaning: a short form of Hernando, a medieval Spanish form of Ferdinand composed from Germanic elements fardi (journey) and nand (daring, brave) essentially meaning "dangerous traveler" or "brave traveler".

The first part of the name has also been associated with Germanic friđ (peace) which could change the meaning of the name to "peaceful journey" or "peaceful traveler".


Variants:
  • Hernán (Spanish)
  • Hernando (Spanish)
  • Fernando 
  • Fernán
  • Ferdinando 
  • Ferrand (French)


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