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Ferdinand Meaning


What does Ferdinand mean?

The name Ferdinand is of German and English origin.

The meaning of Ferdinand is "bold voyager, traveler".

Ferdinand is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 9 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Fer-di-nand.

The Given Name Ferdinand

Ferdinand appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Alternate names include Hernandez.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ferdinand Buisson, and Ferdinand I.

Ferdinand Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 4,737 in baby name popularity for boys with 20 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 4,158 in baby name popularity for boys with 24 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Ferdinand Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ferdinand has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ferdinand to other names.

Ferdinand Related Names

Variants of the name Ferdinand include Hernandez.

The names Erlantz, Ferdinando, Ferdynand, Fernand, Fernando, Fernao, Ferrand, Ferrao, Hernando, Nandor, Nandru are all forms of Ferdinand.

Ferdinand has the diminutives (nicknames) Ferd, Ferdie, Ferdy, Nandy.

Famous Ferdinands

  • Ferdinand ~ Bulgarian King (1887-1918)
  • Ferdinand Buisson ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1927
  • Ferdinand I ~ Austrian Ruler (1521-1564), Austrian Ruler (1835-1848), Bohemian King (1526-1564), Hungarian King (1526-1564), German King (1558-1564)
  • Ferdinand II ~ Hungarian King (1618-1637), German King (1619-1637), Austrian Ruler (1619-1637), Bohemian King (1617-1637)
  • Ferdinand III ~ Bohemian King (1627-1657), German King (1637-1657), Austrian Ruler (1637-1657), Hungarian King (1625-1657)
  • Ferdinand IV ~ Bohemian King (1646-1654), Hungarian King (1647-1654)
  • Ferdinand Konscak ~ Explorer
  • Ferdinand Magellan ~ Explorer
  • Ferdinand Porsche ~ Business Mogul, Scientist
  • Ferdinand Sarrien ~ French Prime Minister (1906)
  • Ferdinand V ~ Hungarian King (1835-1848), Bohemian King (1835-1848)
  • Ferdinand von Zeppelin ~ Business Mogul

Ferdinand Numerology

What will your new littleFerdinand be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Ferdinand Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ferdinand in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ferdinand.

Just for fun, see the name Ferdinand in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ferdinand in Nautical Flags page.