Origin of FerdinandFr; probably from Germanic an unverified form farthi-, journey from faran, to travel (see fare) + an unverified form nanths, courage from source Gothic (ana)nanthjan, to be bold, Old English nethan, to dare; hence, literally , uncertain or unknown; perhaps bold traveler
a masculine name
- 1000?-65; king of Castile (1035-65) & of León (1037-65): called the Great
- 1503-64; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1558-64), born in Spain
- (born Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria) 1861-1948; king of Bulgaria (1908-18); abdicated
- 1578-1637; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (1619-37)
- 1452-1516; king of Castile (1474-1504); (as Ferdinand II) king of Aragon & Sicily (1479-1516); (as Ferdinand III) king of Naples (1504-16): husband of Isabella I of Castile: called the Catholic
- A male given name, best known for a 13th century king of Spain, but never popular in English.
Contraction of Spanish Ferdinando, from Germanic farð "journey" or frið "peace" + nand "ready, prepared".
- In 1854, his widow, Marie Louise (daughter of Ferdinand, prince of Artois and duke of Berry), became regent for her son Robert.
- Of France, but in 1492 restored Ferdinand to favour.
- An important event of his pontificate was the capture of Granada (2nd of January 1492), which was celebrated at Rome with great rejoicing and for which Innocent gave to Ferdinand of Aragon the title of "Catholic Majesty."
- He was succeeded by Ferdinand, his son by his second marriage, who was already associated with his wife Isabella as joint sovereign of Castile.
- In 1650 he succeeded Ferdinand of Bavaria, archbishop of Cologne, as bishop of Munster.