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Family name
Meaning "Son of Fernando"
Region of origin Spain
Related names Fernandes, Hernández, Hernandes

Fernández [ferˈnandeθ] is a Spanish surname meaning "son of Fernando". The Germanic name that it derives from means "brave traveler."[1] The Portuguese version of this surname is Fernandes. The Arabized version is Ibn Faranda and it was used by the Mozarabs and Muwallads in Al-Andalus.

  • It is the 4th most popular name in Argentina.
  • It is the 8th most popular name in Spain.
  • It is the 10th most popular in Paraguay.
  • It is the 13th most popular in Mexico.
  • It is the 22nd most popular in Peru.
  • It is the 30th most popular in Chile.
  • It is the 138th most popular name in France.( 1891-1990)
  • It is the 223rd most popular name in the US.
  • It is the 891st most popular in Quebec (Canada)
  • The number of Fernandez: Spain = 586,000, US = 115,000, France = 25,000

List of people with this family name[edit]

In fiction[edit]

  • Fernandez warrior, fictional vampire from the Castlevania video game series
  • Carrie Fernandez, fictional sorceress from the Castlevania video game series
  • Jellal Fernandez, fictional character from the Fairy Tail manga and anime series
  • Lauren Fernandez, main character of the Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez [1]
  • Rambaldo Fernandez, the name of the bass character in Puccini's opera La Rondine

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