Ferdinand


Ferdinand

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Ferdinand is a Germanic given name composed of the words for "prepared"/"protection"/"safety" (frithu) and "journey"/"boldness"/"recklessness" (nantha). It is particularly common in nations and regions that were settled by the Visigoths: Fernán, Fernando, Hernando, and Hernán in Spanish, Ferran in Catalan, and Fernando and Fernão in Portuguese. The Visigoths originally pronounced it as "Frithnanth", later its Latinized form "Frithunantus" was pronounced that way by the Romans. According to Visigothic tradition it means "ardent for peace."

The French forms are Ferrand, Fernand, and Fernandel, and it is Ferdinando in Italian. In the United States the name has been Americanized into Fernie.

Royalty and Nobility

Aragon

*Ferdinand I of Aragon — the Just; 1379–1416; king 1412
*Ferdinand II of Aragon — the Catholic; 1453–1516

Leon/Castille/Spain

*Ferdinand I of Castile and Leon — the Great; ca.1000–1065, became king 1037
*Ferdinand II of Leon — d. 1188; became king 1157
*Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon — the Saint; ca.1217, 1199–1252; became king of Castile 1217, of Leon 1230
*Ferdinand IV of Castile and Leon — 1285–1312; became king 1295
*Ferdinand V — also known as Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Catholic
*Ferdinand VI of Spain — 1712–1759; became king 1746
*Ferdinand VII of Spain — 1784–1833; became king 1808
*Ferdinand of Austria, Cardinal-Infante of Spain (1618–1641)

Portugal

*Ferdinand I of Portugal, the Handsome (1345–1383), king in 1367
*Ferdinand II of Portugal (1816–1885), second husband of queen Maria II. Consort prince (1836) and Consort king (1837)
*Infante Fernando, Count of Flanders, son of king Sancho I
*Ferdinand the Holy Infante, king John I younger son, died in Morocco, prisoner of the Moors
*Infante Ferdinand, 2nd Duke of Viseu and 1st Duke of Beja, king Manuel's father
*Infante Fernando, Duke of Guarda and Trancoso, 3rd male son of king Manuel I of Portugal
*Ferdinand I, 2nd Duke of Braganza, son of Afonso I, 1st Duke of Braganza
*Ferdinand II, 3rd Duke of Braganza, son of Ferdinand I
*Ferdinand of Noronha, 2nd Count of Vila Real, grandson of King Ferdinand I of Portugal

Austria and German States

*Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1503–1564) emperor in 1556
*Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578–1637) emperor in 1619
*Ferdinand I of Austria (1793–1875) emperor of Austria in 1835
*Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick (1721–1792)

Tuscany

*Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549-1609), grand duke in 1587
*Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1610-1670), grand duke in 1621
*Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769–1824), grand duke in 1790
*Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1835-1908), grand duke from 1859 to 1860

Naples/Two Sicilies

*Ferdinand I of Naples (ca.1424–1494), king in 1458
*Ferdinand II of Naples (1469–1496), king in 1495
*Ferdinand III of Naples — see Ferdinand II of Aragon
*Ferdinand IV of Naples (1751–1825), king in 1759, also known as Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
*Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies — see Ferdinand IV of Naples
*Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810–1859), king in 1830

Parma

*Ferdinand de Bourbon of Parma (1751–1802), duke in 1765

Bulgaria

*Ferdinand I of Bulgaria — 1861–1948; "knyaz" (prince) 1887–1908, "tsar" (emperor) 1908–1918

Romania

*Ferdinand I of Romania — 1865–1927; became king 1914

Other people

*Ferran Adrià, Catalan chef
*Fernando Alonso, Spanish racing driver
*Ferdinand Bol, Dutch Golden Age painter
*Fernand Braudel, French historian
*Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
*Les Ferdinand, Rio Ferdinand and Anton Ferdinand, English footballers
*Ferdinand Foch, French, Allied Supreme Commander in World War I
*Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
*Fernando Guidicelli, Brazilian footballer
*Fernando Lamas, Argentine American actor
*Ferdinand "Jelly Roll Morton" Lamothe, American self-styled inventor of jazz
*Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese-Spanish sea captain, leader of first expedition to sail around the world
*Ferdinand Marcos, tenth president of the Philippines
*Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer
*Fernando Pisani, Canadian-Italian Hockey Player
*Ferdinand de Saussure, French linguist
*Fernando Dinarte Santos Silva, Portuguese footballer
*Fernando Torres, Spanish football player
*Fernando Wood, New York City mayor
*Ferdinand von Zeppelin, German airship mogul
*Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. (Lew Alcindor), American basketball player who changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Places

* Ferdinand (moon), a moon of Uranus
* Siġġiewi (Città Ferdinand), the largest city in Malta by areaIn the United States:
* Ferdinand, Idaho
* Ferdinand, Indiana
* Ferdinand, Vermont

Other uses

* Ferdinand (horse) (1983–2002), racehorse
* "The Story of Ferdinand", a children's book
* Franz Ferdinand (band), from Scotland
* Ferd'nand, a comic-strip character syndicated by United Media
* Elefant (originally named "Ferdinand"), WWII German self-propelled antitank gun

See also

* Ferdinando
* Fernand
* Fernando
* Fernandez
* Hernandez


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