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Fernando is a given name and a surname common in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland, former Spanish or Portuguese colonies in Latin America, Africa and the Philippines, India and Sri Lanka (the name was introduced there during the Portuguese occupation). It is equivalent to the
Germanic
Germanic
given name Ferdinand, with an original meaning of "adventurous, bold journey".


First name

* Fernando el Católico, king of
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* Fernando Acevedo, Peruvian track and field athlete * Fernando Aceves Humana, Mexican painter * Fernando Alegría, Chilean poet and writer * Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula One driver *
Fernando Amorebieta
Fernando Amorebieta
, Venezuelan footballer *
Fernando Amorsolo
Fernando Amorsolo
, Filipino painter * Fernando Antogna, Argentine track and road cyclist * Fernando Balzaretti (1946–1998), Mexican actor *
Fernando Botero
Fernando Botero
, Colombian artist * Fernando Bujones, ballet dancer * Fernando Cabrera (baseball), MLB pitcher * Fernando Cabrita, Portuguese footballer and manager * Fernando Camargo, Colombian road cyclist *
Fernando Chui Sai On
Fernando Chui Sai On
, Macanese statesman; current
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* Fernando Collor de Mello, Brazilian former president * Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor * Fernando Cortez, Major League Baseball Player * Fernando de Araújo (disambiguation), multiple people * Fernando de Lucia, Italian tenor * Fernando de Magallanes (Ferdinand Magellan), Portuguese explorer who organized the first circumnavigation of the world * Fernando de Melo Viana, Brazilian politician * Fernando de Moraes, Brazilian footballer * Fernando (footballer, born 1999), Fernando dos Santos Pedro, Brazilian footballer * Fernando Climent, Spanish rower * Fernando Delgadillo, Mexican singer * Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish film actor and director * Fernando Fernández (disambiguation), multiple people * Fernando Francisco Reges, Brazilian footballer * Fernando Gago, Argentinian football player * Fernando Gallego, Spanish painter * Fernando García (disambiguation), multiple people * Fernando González (disambiguation), multiple people * Fernando Haddad, Brazilian politician * Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazilian former president * Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer * Fernando Jácome, Colombian freestyle swimmer * Fernando Lamas, Argentinian actor and director * Fernando Larraín, Chilean actor and comedian * Fernando Llorente, Spanish footballer * Fernando Lopez, Filipino statesman * Fernando (footballer, born 1992), Fernando Lucas Martins, Brazilian footballer * Fernandinho (footballer, born May 1985), Fernando Luiz Roza, Brazilian footballer * Fernando Martínez Perales, Spanish footballer * Fernando Meirelles, Brazilian film director * Fernando Montiel, Mexican boxer * Fernando Morales (disambiguation), multiple people * Fernando Morán (footballer), Fernando Morán, Spanish footballer * Fernando Morán (politician), Fernando Morán, Spanish politician * Fernando Moresi, Argentine field hockey player * Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer * Fernando Ochoaizpur, Bolivian footballer * Fernando Ortiz (disambiguation), multiple people * Fernando Pérez (disambiguation), multiple people * Fernando Pessoa, Portuguese poet and writer * Fernando Pileggi, Brazilian footballer * Fernando Poe Sr., Filipino actor * Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino actor * Fernando Quintanilla, Spanish footballer * Fernando Rech, Brazilian footballer * Fernando Redondo, Argentinian footballer * Fernando Retayud, Colombian boxer * Fernando Rielo, Spanish poet and philosopher * Fernando Rodney, Professional Baseball player and host of the Fernando Rodney Experience * Fernando Serrano, Colombian statesman * Fernando Solabarrieta, Chilean journalist * Fernando Baudrit Solera, Costa Rican president of the supreme court * Fernando Soler, Mexican film actor and director *Fernando Sor, Spanish classical guitarist and composer * Fernando Sucre, fictional character from the American television series ''Prison Break'' * Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer * Fernando Valades, Mexican composer, pianist and singer * Fernando Valenzuela, MLB pitcher * Fernando Vargas, Mexican American boxer * Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player * Fernando Vergara, Chilean football player and manager * Fernando Zóbel de Ayala y Montojo, Filipino painter * Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Filipino businessman


Surname

* Benny Fernando, A. J. Tyronne Benildus Fernando (born 1969), Sri Lankan Sinhala Olympic long jumper * Akshu Fernando (born 1991), Sri Lankan cricket batsman who plays for Panadura * Andibuduge Fernando, Andibuduge Walter Fernando, 7th Commander of the Air Force (Sri Lanka), Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force * Austin Fernando, Sri Lankan Sinhala civil servant * Basil Fernando, Sri Lankan jurist, author, poet, human rights activist * Bayani Fernando (born 1946), Filipino politician * Bruno Fernando (born 1998), American basketball player * Chandra Fernando (priest), Chandra Fernando, (died 1988), Sri Lankan Tamil Roman Catholic priest and human rights activist * Charitha Buddhika (also known as Buddika Fernando) (born 1980), Sri Lankan international cricketer (2001–03) * Chitra Fernando (1935–1998), Sri Lankan female writer and critic * Clancy Fernando (1938–1992), Sri Lankan admiral and Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy * C. H. Fernando (born 1930), Sri Lankan Sinhala general * C. T. Fernando (1921–1977), Sri Lankan musician * Damian Fernando (born 1982), Sri Lankan cricketer * Dampath Fernando, Sri Lankan Sinhala Major General * Devaka Fernando, Sri Lankan born Physician and academic * Dilhara Fernando (born 1979), Sri Lankan cricketer * Dinesh Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer * Dinusha Fernando (born 1979), Sri Lankan cricketer * Don Fernando (born 1948), actor and director * D. T. Fernando, Sri Lankan lyricist * Elmo Fernando, Sri Lankan announcer with Radio Ceylon * Eric Fernando, SLBC English-language broadcaster * Frank Marcus Fernando (1931–2009), Sri Lankan Roman Catholic Bishop of Chilaw * Gratien Fernando (1915–1942), Sri Lankan mutineer * Hasantha Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer * Hemasiri Fernando, Vice President of Commonwealth Games Federation, Chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka * Herbert Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer * Hugh Norman Gregory Fernando (1910–1976), 33rd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka * Hugo Fernando (1912–1999), Sri Lankan film personality * Janaprith Fernando * Johnston Fernando, Sri Lankan politician * Kenneth Fernando, Former Anglican bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka * Lalithamana Fernando (born 1962), Sri Lankan cricketer * Leo Fernando (1895-1954), Sri Lankan Sinhala businessman, Member of Parliament for Buttala Electoral District * Lionel Fernando, M. E. Lionel Fernando, Sri Lankan Sinhala diplomat * Lionel Fernando (cricketer), Sri Lankan cricketer * Lloyd Fernando (1926–2008), Sri Lankans in Malaysia, Sri Lankan Sinhala Malaysian author and professor at the University of Malaya in the English Department * Lushan Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer * Marcus Fernando, Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) Physician, Businessman, Philanthropist and Politician * Mark Fernando (1941–2009), Jurist and former judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka * Meryl Fernando (1923-2007), Sri Lankan Sinhala teacher, trade unionist, and politician * Milroy Fernando, Sri Lankan Member of Parliament, MP and government minister * Mignonne Fernando, Sri Lankan singer, songwriter, and pianist * Modestus Fernando, Sri Lankan Sinhala Lieutenant Colonel * M. S. Fernando (died 1994), Sri Lankan musician * Nalin Fernando, Sri Lankan politician * Nayana Fernando (born 1988), Sri Lankan cricketer * Nimalka Fernando, Attorney-at-law and women's rights activist from Sri Lanka * Nisal Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer * Nishantha Fernando (born 1970), Sri Lankan cricketer * Nita Fernando, Sri Lankan actress * Palitha Fernando, Attorney General of Sri Lanka from 2012 - 2014 * Paul Fernando (1951-2020), Sri Lankan Sinhala baila vocalist * Percy Fernando, Sri Lankan Army officer * Ernest Poruthota, Poruthotage Raymond Ernest Alexander Fernando (1931-2020), Sri Lankan Sinhala Roman Catholic priest and author * Prosper Fernando, Sri Lankan announcer with Radio Ceylon * Rajiv Fernando, Sri Lankan American businessman and donor to the Clinton Foundation and the Democratic Party * Ranjit Fernando (born 1944), Sri Lankan cricketer * Rohan Fernando, Canadian visual artist, painter, and film maker * Rose Fernando (born 1979), Sri Lankan cricketer * Sajan Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer * Samantha Fernando (born 1985), Sri Lankan cricketer * Saman Piyasiri Fernando (died 1989), Sri Lankan Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna militant * Sirimathi Rasadari, Sirimathi Mary Fernando (1932-1992), Sri Lankan Sinhala cinema actress * Sujith Fernando, Sri Lankan cricketer * Suresh Fernando (born 1986), Sri Lankan cricketer * Susil Fernando (born 1955), Sri Lankan cricketer * Susitha R. Fernando, Journalist and the film critic for a Sri Lankan English-language daily newspaper * Swithin Fernando (died 2009), Former Anglican Bishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka * Tyronne Fernando (1941–2008), Sri Lankan politician * Upekha Fernando (born 1979), Sri Lankan cricketer * Vijita Fernando, Sri Lankan journalist, translator, and fiction writer * V. M. Fernando, judge of Supreme Court of Sri Lanka * Puran Appu, Weera Sanadhdhana Weera Bala Jaysooriya Patabendi Fransisco Fernando (1812–1848), Sri Lankan Sinhala anti-colonial revolutionary * Wirantha Fernando (1959–2000), Sri Lankan cricketer


References

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