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Fred (girl)

What does Fred mean?

Fred Pronunciation of Fred [fred] as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Fred) is an Old German name, and the name Fred means "elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler; holy, blessed reconciliation; joy and peace". Fred is a variant form of Alfreda (Old German, Old English): feminine of Alfred. Fred is also a form of Frederica (Old German). Fred is also used as a form of Winifred (Welsh, Old English).

Associated with: elf, magical, peaceful, ruler (queen), blessed, joy.


16 related forms via Alfreda, Frederica, Winifred: Freda, Freddee, Freddey, Freddi, Freddie, Freddy, Fredi, Fredia, Fredie, Fredy, Freeda, Freedah, Frieda, Friedah, Fryda and Frydah.

1 masculine form: Frederick.

Creative forms:
(female) Feed, Fied, ..

(male) Frer, Frin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fred Blakely (F.B.), ..

How popular is Fred?

Fred is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3812 out of 4276, Top 89%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#15765 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Fred entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #676 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fred name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fred outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Alfreda, Freda, Freddie, Frederica, Fredia, Freeda, Frieda and Winifred (#1467 from current records) are the popular related forms of Fred ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Fredie, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Fred was well-received in the 1900s (adoption of 0.27%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.01%, 98% less), with versions such as Frieda becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fred, Alfreda, Freda, Freddie, Frederica in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fredia, Freeda, Frieda, Winifred in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fred and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Fred is alike in pronunciation to Frayde, Freyde and Friede. Other recommended names are Ened, Fae, Faren, Fe, Fee, Fei, Fey, Fran, Freada, Fredda, Freida, Freya, Freyda, Frida and Reed. These names tend to be less frequently used than Fred.

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