What does Freda mean?
Freda \f-re-da\ as a girls' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Freda is "peaceful". Short form of various names like Alfreda, Elfrida, Frederica and Winifred. Frida is popular in Spain. Freddie is the pet form. Artist Frida Kahlo.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Fredella.
Freda▼ has 43 more alternative forms via Alfreda, Elfrida, Freddie, Frederica, Frida, Winifred: Alfreda▼, Alfredah, Alfredda, Alfredia, Alfreeda, Alfrida, Alfrieda, Alfryda, Allfreda, Elfrea, Elfreda, Elfredah, Elfredda, Elfreeda, Elfrida, Elfrieda▼, Elfryda, Ellfreda, Elva▼, Farica, Fred▼, Fredalena, Fredda, Freddee, Freddey, Freddi, Freddy, Frederika, Fredi, Fredia, Fredie, Fredricia, Fredrika, Fredy, Freedah, Frerika, Friedah, Friede, Fryda, Frydah, Rica, Wina and Winfreda.
Freda is a very prominent first name for women (#432 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#12807 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Freda for girls. Freda reached its top position of #168 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Frida (#944 in 2014), Freida, Frieda, Winifred, Freeda, Freddie, Elfrieda, Elva, Fred and Alfreda are the prominent varying forms of Freda. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.423%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.0051%, down 98.8%), with forms such as Frida, Elva, Fred, Freda and Alfreda falling out of style. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Freda and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)