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What does Freda mean?

Freda Pronunciation of Freda [fre-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.

Associated with: peaceful.


Freda has 7 variants: Freada, Freddie, Freeda, Freida, Frida, Frieda and Frydda.

Related girl name: Fredella.

20 more alternative forms via Alfreda, Elfrida, Freddie, Frederica, Frida, Winifred: Alfreda, Elfreda, Farica, Fred, Fredda, Freddee, Freddey, Freddi, Freddy, Fredi, Fredia, Fredie, Fredrika, Fredy, Freedah, Frerika, Friedah, Friede, Fryda and Frydah.

Creative forms:
(female) Forda, Freia, ..

(male) Freco, Fretai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Freda Emiliana (F.E.), ..

How popular is Freda?

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)

Freda reached its top position of #173 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Frida (#852 in recent rankings), Winifred (#1467), Freida, Freeda, Frieda, Fredia, Frederica, Fred, Elfreda, Fredda, Freddie and Alfreda are the prominent varying forms of Freda. These relations of Freda were favored as birth names during 1900-1909 (median #1052) and are now much less conventional (#1870, 93.1%). Frida is more widely used than the rest, while versions such as Freda have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Freda, Alfreda, Elfreda, Fred, Fredda in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Freddie, Frederica, Fredia, Freeda, Freida in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Freda is pronounced similarly to Frayda and Freyda. Other suggested similar names are Aeeda, Aleda, Arda, Beda, Breda, Breeda, Brenda, Dreda, Erda, Faida, Fayda, Fedra, Fraya, Freya, Freyde, Fruma, Heda, Ieeda, Irida, Jaeda, Leda, Meda, Neda, Oleda, Orelda, Reda, Reeda, Theda, Truda, Veda, Veeda and Vieda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Freda.

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