Ferdinand

Male

Meaning

Adventurous, courageous

Origin

German

Pronunciation

/fəɹˈdɪnənd/

Traits associated with the name Ferdinand:

Ferdinand has an elegant sound to it that really closes the gap between dog and human.

Dogs named Ferdinand tend to be brave, loving, resilient, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Ferdinand?

Naming your dog Ferdinand suggests that you have a fondness for classic literature, as Ferdinand is the name of the main character in the classic children's book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. It also suggests that you have a gentle and kind nature, as Ferdinand is a peaceful bull who prefers to smell flowers rather than fight.

Is Ferdinand a good dog name?

Ferdinand has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. Ferdinand isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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1,294
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2,520
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Ferdinand is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ferdinand was, in the past month, the 983rd most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of March 2024, Ferdinand is becoming a more popular moniker with new puppy owners. Our stats show that the name is more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Ferdinand was viewed 38 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Ferdinand's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Ferdinand is most adored in Delaware, South Carolina and Indiana.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in New York, Texas and California.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Ferdinand.

Most popular breeds named Ferdinand:

  1. American Pitbull Terrier
  2. German Shepherd
  3. English Springer Spaniel
  4. Pug
  5. American Eskimo

Famous dogs named Ferdinand:

  • film icon A dog named Ferdinand played a role in the movie Tom and Jerry: The Movie.

Ferdinand is found in these categories:

spanish dog names
spanish

Associated with Spanish royalty, notably King Ferdinand II of Aragon.

military dog names
military

The name is associated with Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination sparked World War I.

german dog names
german

A popular German name, often linked to royalty and leadership.

Dog names like Ferdinand:

Lucky, fortunate
Peaceful ruler
a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets
Daring, Adventurous
Free
Happy
Ferdinand dog name meaning

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