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- Italian, Spanish
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Armando
Armando is the Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of the name Herman. Herman(n) has Germanic roots from the components “heri, hari” meaning ‘army’ and “man” meaning ‘man’. The name most likely spread to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy by way of the Germanic tribes Vandals and/or Visigoths. The Germanic people, who originated out of southern Scandinavia and northern Germany, were known for their military prowess as they moved, expanded, conquered and occupied regions throughout Europe – so it’s quite fitting they would have developed a personal name that means “Army Man”. The Spanish and Italian version of Armando has been in regular use since the later Middle Ages.
Popularity of the Name Armando
Armando first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 1906 and quickly made some significant jumps up the charts by the 1920s. This was likely influenced by the large wave of Italian immigrants coming to America around that time. As the decades progressed into the 20th century, the name Armando continued to grow slowly but surely, receiving further support from the increasing Latino populations in the United States. Today, the name appears to be leveling off with very moderate usage at best. As a Spanish/Italian name, Armando has that same macho-romantic combination. It’s a strong and confident sounding name with poetic grace. It’s also a great choice for the son born into a military family. Perhaps a future ‘army man’!
Popularity of the Boy Name Armando
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Armando
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Armando
Armando We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Armando.
Popular Songs on Armando
Armando - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Armando.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Armando
Armando and La Baula: The Story of a Boy, a Beach, and a Turtle Named Bella (David Robert) - Armando is an eight year old Costa Rican boy with a lively imagination who lives in Playa Real, a secluded beach on the northern Pacific coast of his country. Though Armando is a made-up boy, Playa Real is a real place. It has everything a boy could want, including Cave Island, a big rock island that resembles the head of a giant and is rumored to harbor a pirate’s treasure. But Armando’s idyllic beach life changes dramatically on the night of his ninth birthday when he encounters Bella, a nesting leatherback turtle—the “Baula” of the title. Armando learns from Bella how she and her fellow turtles are facing extinction because of the senseless behavior of greedy and polluting humans. Recommended for ages 7-10.
Armando and the Blue Tarp School (Edith Hope Fine) - Booklist calls this a “poignant picture book narrated by a young boy is based on a true story of a New York City teacher who set up a school on a blue tarp spread on the ground near a garbage dump in Tijuana, Mexico. Armando works all day with his father in the foul-smelling dump, picking through trash, "some to sell, some to use." He begs his parents to let him go to the blue tarp school, and at last, his parents allow him to attend in the afternoons.” Recommended for ages 6-10.
Armando Asked, “Why” (Sid Kantor) - Armando's family members are too busy to answer his questions until one day they take him to the library, introduce him to the librarian, and find books with the answers to his questions. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Tio Armando (Florence H. Parry) - Since Tio Armando has come to live with Lucitita's family, everyone seems joined together in a new way. After he dies Lucitita understands that his greatest gift is the knowledge that there is always something or someone to celebrate. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Famous People Named Armando
Famous People Named Armando - Armando Christian Pérez (aka “Pitbull”/rapper); Armando (Dutch artist); Armando Guevara (Venezuelan boxer); Armando Iannucci (British radio and TV personality); Armando Stettner (computer engineer)
Children of Famous People Named Armando
Famous People Who Named Their Son Armando - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Armando.
Armando - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Armando - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Armando.
Personality of the Boy Name Armando
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Armando