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What does Freya mean?

Freya /freya/ as a girls' name is pronounced frey-yah, FRAY-ah. It is of Scottish and Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Freya is "lady".

Scandinavian mythology: Freya was the goddess of love and fertility, and her name is probably derived from an Old German word "frouwa" (German "Frau") meaning "lady, mistress". Friday was named for her. Explorer and author Freya Stark.

Associated with: scottish, norse, lady (noble), scandinavian, mythology, goddess


Freya has 1 variant: Fraya.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Feeya, Freyya, ..

(male) Freco, Frefi, ..

How popular is Freya?

Freya is a rare first name for females. Freya is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Freya for girls. Freya entered the list in 2007 and reached its apex rank of #584 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Ariya, Arya, Brya, Fanya, Fenya, Fey, Frayda, Freada, Fred, Freda, Fredda, Fredi, Fredia, Fredy, Freeda, Freida, Freyda, Freyde, Frida, Frieda, Fruma, Fryda, Kaeya, Leeya, Leya, Meya, Mireya, Orfeya (see Orfea), Orya, Reya, Treya and Uriya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Freya.