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What does Fryda mean?

Fryda Pronunciation of Fryda [fry-da] as a name for girls. The name Fryda means "elf or magical counsel; elf, magical being strength". Fryda is an alternate form of Alfreda (Old German, Old English): feminine of Alfred. Fryda is also a variation of Elfrida (Latin, Old English).

Associated with: elf, magical, strength.


Fryda has 12 variants: Freda, Freddi, Freddie, Freddy, Fredi, Fredy, Freeda, Freedah, Frida, Frieda, Friedah and Frydah.

4 more alternative forms via Alfreda, Elfrida: Alfryda, Elfryda, Fred and Friede.

Creative forms:
(female) Farda, Fryia, ..

(male) Fryfar, Fryhar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fryda Clarissa (F.C.), ..

How popular is Fryda?

Fryda is a rare first name for females but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#143847 out of 150436, Top 96%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Frida (#852 from recent data), Frieda, Freeda, Freddie, Fred, Freda and Alfreda are the popular variation forms of Fryda (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Freddy, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Fryda was at its highest during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.19%) and has become significantly diminished since (usage 0.01%, 93%), with forms such as Freddie becoming somewhat outmoded. Frida is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this list. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Fryda is pronounced similarly to Frayda, Freada, Fredda, Fredia, Fredie, Freida, Freyda and Frydda. Other recommended names are Alyda, Arda, Ayda, Breda, Brynda, Dreda, Erda, Faida, Fayda, Faydra, Fraya, Frayde, Freya, Freyde, Fruma, Irida, Jayda, Leyda, Loyda, Lyda, Mayda, Onyda, Sayda, Truda and Zayda. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fryda.

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