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MeaningSon of Fernando or Fernán
Region of originSpain
Other names
Variant form(s)Fernandes, Hernández, Hernandes

Fernández (Spanish pronunciation: [feɾˈnandeθ] (About this soundlisten)) is a Spanish surname meaning "son of Fernando". The Germanic name that it derives from (Gothic: Frið-nanð) 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. Fernandez was on the list of Officers and Sailors in the First Voyage of Columbus. The name is popular in Spanish speaking countries and former colonies. The Anglicization of this surname is Fernandez.


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  1. ^ "Meaning of Fernand - German Baby Name Fernand". babynamesfamily.com. Retrieved 2017-11-11.