fonda girl

First name origin & meaning:

Spanish: Earth; grounded; profound

First name variations: Fondea, Fonta, Fontah

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Dutch: topographic name from fonda ‘mine’ (from Latin fundus, funda).
  2. Catalan: possibly a topographic name from fonda ‘inn’, from Arabic funduq, or perhaps a nickname from fonda ‘slingshot’.
  3. The name may also be Italian, a habitational name from a place named with the adjective fondo, fonda ‘deep’, for example Cavafonda ‘deep cave’ or Vallefonda.
  4. Jelles Fonda, son of Douw Fonda, came to North America from the Netherlands in 1642. His family was of Spanish or Catalan origin, having arrived in the Netherlands about a hundred years earlier via Genoa, according to some accounts fleeing from the Inquisition. Fonda, NY (county seat of Montgomery County), is named for Jelles Fonda; the actor Henry Fonda donated the Dutch family Bible to the library there.

Famous people with this first name: Bridget Fonda

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