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Fernando

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1882 6 0 6
1883 6 0 6
1884 10 0 10
1885 9 0 9
1886 9 0 9
1888 5 0 5
1892 7 0 7
1894 8 0 8
1895 5 0 5
1896 6 0 6
1897 8 0 8
1898 5 0 5
1899 8 0 8
1900 12 0 12
1901 6 0 6
1902 11 0 11
1903 6 0 6
1904 16 0 16
1906 6 0 6
1907 6 0 6
1908 12 0 12
1909 16 0 16
1910 23 0 23
1911 18 0 18
1912 34 0 34
1913 30 0 30
1914 54 0 54
1915 56 0 56
1916 58 0 58
1917 80 0 80
1918 84 0 84
1919 83 0 83
1920 96 0 96
1921 130 0 130
1922 119 0 119
1923 136 0 136
1924 153 0 153
1925 162 0 162
1926 136 0 136
1927 189 0 189
1928 146 0 146
1929 148 0 148
1930 173 0 173
1931 176 0 176
1932 137 6 131
1933 132 0 132
1934 133 0 133
1935 128 0 128
1936 121 0 121
1937 150 0 150
1938 141 0 141
1939 131 0 131
1940 164 0 164
1941 134 0 134
1942 183 0 183
1943 163 0 163
1944 180 0 180
1945 219 0 219
1946 219 0 219
1947 265 0 265
1948 311 0 311
1949 269 0 269
1950 343 0 343
1951 414 5 409
1952 427 5 422
1953 528 0 528
1954 578 0 578
1955 534 0 534
1956 510 0 510
1957 534 0 534
1958 525 0 525
1959 618 9 609
1960 585 5 580
1961 612 0 612
1962 636 5 631
1963 602 5 597
1964 621 0 621
1965 548 0 548
1966 607 5 602
1967 593 5 588
1968 655 6 649
1969 685 5 680
1970 767 0 767
1971 822 0 822
1972 785 0 785
1973 815 9 806
1974 852 11 841
1975 925 13 912
1976 894 8 886
1977 1,149 14 1,135
1978 1,089 9 1,080
1979 1,141 10 1,131
1980 1,276 13 1,263
1981 1,262 21 1,241
1982 1,378 12 1,366
1983 1,300 19 1,281
1984 1,299 17 1,282
1985 1,301 13 1,288
1986 1,338 17 1,321
1987 1,219 17 1,202
1988 1,372 12 1,360
1989 1,597 16 1,581
1990 1,748 18 1,730
1991 1,917 20 1,897
1992 1,899 22 1,877
1993 1,819 21 1,798
1994 1,860 28 1,832
1995 1,891 19 1,872
1996 1,886 10 1,876
1997 2,325 10 2,315
1998 2,064 8 2,056
1999 2,187 12 2,175
2000 2,610 9 2,601
2001 2,611 11 2,600
2002 2,438 15 2,423
2003 2,560 9 2,551
2004 2,594 18 2,576
2005 2,451 12 2,439
2006 2,763 7 2,756
2007 2,696 10 2,686
2008 2,386 5 2,381
2009 2,133 9 2,124
2010 1,956 6 1,950
2011 1,709 5 1,704
2012 1,490 9 1,481
2013 1,427 0 1,427
2014 1,399 0 1,399
2015 1,345 0 1,345

Fun Facts about the name Fernando

  • How many people with the first name Fernando have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 93,555 babies born with the first name Fernando in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fernando to occupy the country of Seychelles with an estimated population of 90,945 (as of August 26, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fernando? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Fernando first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fernando is Wednesday, February 26th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Fernando born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fernando was in 2006 with a total of 2,756 babies. That's a lot of babies named Fernando!
  • Random Fernando Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fernando ranks 81st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 136 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Fernando: Your name in reverse order is Odnanref. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naredfno. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fernando? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,596 people with the last name Fernando.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fernando? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Fernando as their last name.

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Popularity of Fernando as a first name

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Popularity of Fernando as a last name

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Common last names for Fernando

  • Rodriguez
  • Garcia
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Hernandez
  • Rivera
  • Sanchez
  • Fernandez
  • Perez
  • Torres
  • Flores
  • Diaz
  • Ortiz
  • Alvarez
  • Ruiz
  • Cruz

Common first names for Fernando

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fernando U.S.
  White 8.88% 64.26%
  African American 2.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 62.79% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.43% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 18.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fernando

People with the last name Fernando are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Fernando" mean? The list below shows the origins of Fernando as well as things modernly associated with the name Fernando such as celebrities named Fernando.

Spanish

Origin and Meaning of Fernando

The name "Fernando" is of Spanish origin, and it means "Daring, Adventurous". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Contraction of Ferdinando, Ferdinand, from Germanic farð "journey" or frið "peace" + nand "ready, prepared".

  1. A male given name of Spanish origin. Diminutive: Nando

Fernando was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Name Fernando

Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres is a soccer player for the Atlético Madrid, A.C. Milan, Liverpool F.C., Chelsea F.C., Spain national under-15 football team, Spain national under-16 football team, and Spain national under-17 football team. Fernando was born on March 20th, 1984 in Fuenlabrada, Spain.

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Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is a formula one racer.

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Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente is a soccer player for the Sevilla FC, CA River Ebro, Athletic Bilbao, CD Basconia, Athletic Bilbao B, Juventus F.C., Spain national under-17 football team, Spain national under-20 football team, and Spain national under-21 football team. Fernando was born on February 26th, 1985 in Pamplona, Spain.

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Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero is an artist in the fields of painting and sculpture. Fernando was given the name Fernando Botero Angulo on April 19th, 1932 in Medellín.

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Fernando Santos

Fernando Santos is a soccer player for the Portugal national football team, S.L. Benfica, G.D. Estoril Praia, and C.S. Marítimo. Fernando was born on October 10th, 1954 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Fernando Parrado

Fernando Parrado is an entrepreneur, tv presenter, motivational speaker, and writer. Fernando was given the name Fernando Seler Parrado on December 9th, 1949 in Montevideo.

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  • Fernando Morientes
    (soccer player)
  • Fernando Pessoa
    (writer)
  • Fernando Hierro
    (soccer player)
  • Fernando Lamas
    (actor)
  • Fernando
    (soccer player)
  • Fernando Gago
    (soccer player)
  • Fernando Valenzuela
    (baseball player)
  • Fernando Lugo
    (Senator of Paraguay)
  • Fernando Collor de Mello
    (Member of the Chamber of Deputies)
  • Fernando Muslera
    (soccer player)
  • Fernando Verdasco
    (tennis player)
  • Fernando Abad
    (baseball player)
  • Fernando González
    (tennis player)
  • Fernando Vargas
    (boxer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Fernando

Fernando

Fernando is a soccer player for the Manchester City F.C., Vila Nova Futebol Clube, FC Porto, C.F. Estrela da Amadora, and Brazil national under-20 football team. Fernando was born on July 25th, 1987 in Alto Paraíso, Brazil. Fernando is also known as Fernando Francisco Reges.

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Jennie Kwan

Jennie Kwan is an actress and singer. She was most active from 1991 to 1991. Jennie was given the name Jennifer Trinidad Fernando on September 9th, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Veera Puran Appu

Veera Puran Appu was a political, economic, and social revolutionary. Veera was given the name Veerahennedige Francisco Fernando on November 7th, 1812 in Moratuwa. Veera is also known as Puran Appu and Francisco Fernando. He passed away on August 8th, 1848.

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Prince Luis Fernando

Prince Luis Fernando was a noteworthy somebody. His career lasted from 1888 to 1924. Prince was born as the child of Infante Antonio, Duke of Galliera, and Infanta Eulalia of Spain on November 5th, 1888 in Madrid. He died on June 20th, 1945.

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Bayani F. Fernando

Bayani F. Fernando is an engineering and politician. Bayani was born on July 25th, 1946 in San Juan, Metro Manila.

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Daniel Fernando

Daniel Fernando is an actor and politician. He has been prominent since 1985. Daniel was given the name Cesar Fernando Ramirez on May 12th, 1962 in Philippines.

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What does the name Fernando mean?

Fis for fancy, never just plain you!

Eis for enamoured, forever will your children be with you

Ris for rational, the way you think.

Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

Ais for achievements, the many over a lifetime

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

Dis for direct, you get to the point

Ois for outgoing, so sociable are you

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