Infographic of Ferdinand name meaning, which is “The bold but peaceful man,” from the Germanic frithon (to make peace) and nanthos (courage). In Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, the king of Na varre; in Shakespeare’s Tempest, the lover of Miranda. In Webster’s Duchess of Malfy, the brother of the duchess. Feminine forms: Fernanda, Fernande.
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Ferdinand Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ferdinand? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 385 17 0.0048%
1911 373 24 0.0064%
1912 356 75 0.0149%
1913 375 85 0.015%
1914 322 164 0.0235%
1915 346 198 0.0218%
1916 340 213 0.022%
1917 370 190 0.019%
1918 390 194 0.0181%
1919 408 166 0.0159%
1920 427 156 0.014%
1921 401 189 0.0165%
1922 412 171 0.0153%
1923 443 149 0.0133%
1924 494 122 0.0105%
1925 490 115 0.0102%
1926 462 132 0.012%
1927 482 120 0.0108%
1928 464 132 0.0123%
1929 514 95 0.0092%
1930 506 98 0.0094%
1931 573 69 0.007%
1932 555 77 0.0078%
1933 564 67 0.0072%
1934 692 41 0.0042%
1935 643 49 0.005%
1936 527 80 0.0083%
1937 809 24 0.0024%
1938 593 63 0.0062%
1939 672 42 0.0041%
1940 773 30 0.0028%
1941 665 47 0.0042%
1942 778 32 0.0025%
1943 794 32 0.0025%
1944 774 30 0.0024%
1945 797 26 0.0021%
1946 1,020 16 0.0011%
1947 786 41 0.0025%
1948 772 39 0.0024%
1949 1,007 18 0.0011%
1950 973 19 0.0012%
1951 886 28 0.0017%
1952 883 28 0.0016%
1953 875 31 0.0018%
1954 876 32 0.0018%
1955 860 36 0.002%
1956 913 31 0.0016%
1957 948 27 0.0014%
1958 948 27 0.0014%
1959 851 40 0.0021%
1960 918 30 0.0016%
1961 1,053 20 0.0011%
1962 930 30 0.0016%
1963 1,035 20 0.0011%
1964 1,244 11 0.0006%
1965 1,038 19 0.0012%
1966 918 28 0.0018%
1967 936 24 0.0016%
1968 890 31 0.0021%
1969 1,199 13 0.0008%
1970 994 29 0.0018%
1971 884 42 0.0028%
1972 1,125 19 0.0014%
1973 1,199 15 0.0012%
1974 1,478 8 0.0006%
1975 1,162 19 0.0015%
1976 1,414 12 0.0009%
1977 1,135 23 0.0017%
1978 1,346 15 0.0011%
1979 1,671 7 0.0005%
1980 1,513 12 0.0008%
1981 1,656 9 0.0006%
1982 1,373 17 0.0011%
1983 1,355 17 0.0012%
1984 0 0%
1985 1,991 6 0.0004%
1986 1,731 10 0.0007%
1987 1,481 17 0.0011%
1988 1,818 11 0.0007%
1989 1,709 14 0.0009%
1990 1,952 11 0.0007%
1991 1,894 12 0.0007%
1992 2,083 9 0.0006%
1993 2,556 5 0.0003%
1994 0 0%
1995 2,183 8 0.0005%
1996 2,056 10 0.0007%
1997 2,684 5 0.0003%
1998 2,605 5 0.0003%
1999 0 0%
2000 0 0%
2001 2,806 5 0.0003%
2002 2,636 5 0.0003%
2003 0 0%
2004 0 0%
2005 0 0%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 3,001 5 0.0004%
2012 2,773 5 0.0004%
2013 0 0%
2014 2,695 6 0.0004%
2015 0 0%
2016 2,097 16 0.0011%
2017 0 0%
2018 2,733 5 0.0004%
2019 0 0%
2020 4,095 5 0.0004%

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Names Like Ferdinand

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What names are diminutives of Ferdinand?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Ferdinand sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ferdinand, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ferd

Bold voyager

German

Ferdie

Bold voyager

German


What names are variants of Ferdinand?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ferdinand.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ferd

Bold voyager

German

Ferdie

Bold voyager

German

Ferdinando

Bold voyager

German

Ferdo

Bold voyager

German

Ferdynand

Bold voyager

German

Fernand

Bold voyager; adventurer

Spanish

Fernandas

Bold voyager

German

Fernando

Brave journey

Spanish

Hernando

A Spanish equivalent of Ferdinand.

Spanish

Nando

Bold voyager

German


What names sound like Ferdinand?

If you like how Ferdinand sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ferdinand.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Forden

River crossing

English

Fordon

River crossing

English

Fortenay

Strong one

Latin

Fortino

Lucky

French

Fortunato

Lucky

French

Verdon

Green knoll

French

Verdun

Green knoll

French


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