- Her·nan·do [er–nahn-daw] /ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/Her·nán [er–nahn] /ɛrˈnɑn/, 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.
- the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal
- Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)
1660s, legislative houses of Spain or Portugal, from Spanish and Portuguese plural of corte, from Latin cortem (see court (n.)).