Ferdinand meaning

fʉrd'nand
(person) 1000?-65; king of Castile (1035-65) & of León (1037-65)
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(person) 1503-64; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1558-64), born in Spain.
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(person) (born Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria) 1861-1948; king of Bulgaria (1908-18); abdicated.
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(person, proper) A masculine name.
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(person) 1452-1516; king of Castile (1474-1504); (as Ferdinand II) king of Aragon & Sicily (1479-1516); (as Ferdinand III) king of Naples (1504-16)
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A male given name, best known for a 13th century king of Spain, but never popular in English.
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(person) 1578-1637; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1619-37)
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Origin of ferdinand

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

    From Wiktionary