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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ferdinand

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  • According to a user from Ghana, the name Ferdinand is of English origin and means "Royalty or Kingship".

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  1. The king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516)
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Contraction of Spanish Ferdinando, from Germanic farð "journey" or frið "peace" + nand "ready, prepared".

  1. A male given name, best known for a 13th century king of Spain, but never popular in English.
  2. (astronomy) A moon of Uranus, named for a character in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Ferdinand was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Faroese, German, Norwegian, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Ferdinand

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was a porsche designer, porsche, and porschedesigner. Ferdinand was born as the child of Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche on December 11th, 1935 in Stuttgart. He left this life on April 5th, 2012.

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Ferdinand Edralin Marcos was a Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Ilocos Norte's Second District, 10th President of the Philippines, 6th President of the Third Republic, 1st President of the Fourth Republic, 3rd Prime Minister of the Philippines, Secr. Ferdinand was born on September 11th, 1917 in Sarrat. He died on September 28th, 1989.

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Ferdinand de Saussure was a philosopher. Ferdinand was born on November 26th, 1857 in Geneva. He breathed his last breath on February 22nd, 1913.

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Eugène Delacroix was an artist in the fields of painting and lithography. Eugène was given the name Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix on April 26th, 1798 in Charenton-Saint-Maurice, Île-de-France, France. He passed away on August 13th, 1863.

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He has had major accomplishments since 1475. Ferdinand was born as the child of John II of Aragon, Navarre, and Juana Enríquez on March 10th, 1452 in Sos del Rey Católico. He died on January 23rd, 1516.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ferdinand

His most notable accomplishments were from 1875 to present. Archduke was born as the child of Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria and Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies on December 18th, 1863 in Graz. He died on June 28th, 1914.

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Rio Ferdinand is a soccer player for the West Ham United F.C., A.F.C. Bournemouth, Leeds United F.C., Manchester United F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., England national under-18 football team, England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Rio was born on November 7th, 1978 in Denmark Hill, London, England, UK.

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Prince Louis Ferdinand was royalty. He holds the title Prince of Prussia. He was most prominent from 1951 to 1994. Prince was born as the child of Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin on November 9th, 1907 in Marmorpalais. He passed away on September 26th, 1994.

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Les Ferdinand is a soccer player for the Southall F.C., Hayes F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Brentford F.C., Beşiktaş J.K., Newcastle United F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., West Ham United F.C., Leicester City F.C., Bolton Wanderers F.C., Reading F.C., Watford F.C., and England national football B te. Les was born on December 8th, 1966 in Paddington, London, England.

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Anton Ferdinand is a soccer player for the Reading F.C., West Ham United F.C., Sunderland A.F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Bursaspor, Antalyaspor, Police United F.C., England national under-18 football team, England national under-20 football team, and England national under-21 football team. Anton was born on February 18th, 1985 in Peckham, London, England.

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Charles William Ferdinand was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. He was most prominent from 1780 to 1806. Charles was born as the child of Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia on October 9th, 1735 in Wolfenbüttel. He breathed his last breath on November 10th, 1806.

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How popular is the baby name Ferdinand in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 32 0 32
1881 23 0 23
1882 48 0 48
1883 30 0 30
1884 55 0 55
1885 36 0 36
1886 40 0 40
1887 43 0 43
1888 42 0 42
1889 34 0 34
1890 33 0 33
1891 28 0 28
1892 33 0 33
1893 45 0 45
1894 44 0 44
1895 38 0 38
1896 40 0 40
1897 28 0 28
1898 30 0 30
1899 35 0 35
1900 41 0 41
1901 29 0 29
1902 32 0 32
1903 19 0 19
1904 36 0 36
1905 31 0 31
1906 34 0 34
1907 35 0 35
1908 35 0 35
1909 38 0 38
1910 48 0 48
1911 51 0 51
1912 113 0 113
1913 127 0 127
1914 204 0 204
1915 245 0 245
1916 246 0 246
1917 236 0 236
1918 259 0 259
1919 205 0 205
1920 185 0 185
1921 222 0 222
1922 214 0 214
1923 198 0 198
1924 185 0 185
1925 159 0 159
1926 160 0 160
1927 156 0 156
1928 156 0 156
1929 138 0 138
1930 145 0 145
1931 109 0 109
1932 109 0 109
1933 93 0 93
1934 83 0 83
1935 101 0 101
1936 116 0 116
1937 62 0 62
1938 100 0 100
1939 80 0 80
1940 61 0 61
1941 63 0 63
1942 70 0 70
1943 73 0 73
1944 59 0 59
1945 55 0 55
1946 47 0 47
1947 65 0 65
1948 68 0 68
1949 42 0 42
1950 53 0 53
1951 54 0 54
1952 69 0 69
1953 66 0 66
1954 69 0 69
1955 71 0 71
1956 66 0 66
1957 61 0 61
1958 52 0 52
1959 71 0 71
1960 62 0 62
1961 61 0 61
1962 50 0 50
1963 41 0 41
1964 37 0 37
1965 54 0 54
1966 56 0 56
1967 53 0 53
1968 57 0 57
1969 51 0 51
1970 56 0 56
1971 68 0 68
1972 45 0 45
1973 45 0 45
1974 36 0 36
1975 43 0 43
1976 38 0 38
1977 50 0 50
1978 34 0 34
1979 29 0 29
1980 35 0 35
1981 39 0 39
1982 46 0 46
1983 26 0 26
1984 25 0 25
1985 35 0 35
1986 31 0 31
1987 39 0 39
1988 24 0 24
1989 34 0 34
1990 35 0 35
1991 27 0 27
1992 28 0 28
1993 19 0 19
1994 27 0 27
1995 22 0 22
1996 27 0 27
1997 16 0 16
1998 18 0 18
1999 16 0 16
2000 16 0 16
2001 22 0 22
2002 15 0 15
2003 20 0 20
2004 16 0 16
2005 16 0 16
2006 20 0 20
2007 24 0 24
2008 25 0 25
2009 20 0 20
2010 23 0 23
2011 20 0 20
2012 20 0 20
2013 24 0 24
2014 24 0 24
2015 20 0 20
2016 35 0 35
2017 17 0 17

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Popularity of Ferdinand as a first name

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Popularity of Ferdinand as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ferdinand U.S.
  White 35.32% 64.26%
  African American 54.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ferdinand

People with the last name Ferdinand are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ferdinand

  • How Popular is the name Ferdinand? Ferdinand is the 2,728th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ferdinand was the 11,653rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ferdinand have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,719 babies born with the first name Ferdinand in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ferdinand to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ferdinand? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 32 new born babies.
  • When was Ferdinand first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ferdinand is Saturday, January 28th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Ferdinand born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ferdinand was in 1918 with a total of 259 babies.
  • Random Ferdinand Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ferdinand ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 6 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Ferdinand: Your name in reverse order is Dnanidref. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nanedirdf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ferdinand? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,690 people with the last name Ferdinand.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ferdinand? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ferdinand as their last name since less than 1 person in 110k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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