What does Fred mean?
How popular is Fred?
Fred is a very popular first name for males (#71 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#15765 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Fred for boys. Fred reached its peak position of #15 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular related forms of Fred rated in the Top 1000 are Alfred (#799 from recent data), Eric (#123), Erik (#328), Freddie, Freddy, Frederick (#497), Fredric, Fredrik and Fritz. Other forms, like Friedel, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Fred was at its peak during the years 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.6%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.23%, down 62.2%). Eric is more familiar than the rest, though Erik has become popular as well over time, while forms like Freddy are now somewhat dated.
Thinking of names?
Fred▼ is alike in pronunciation to Freed, Fried and Frode. Other recommended similar baby names are Aed, Aled, Amed, Breed, Ced, Creed, Edred, Fahd, Fahed, Fareed, Fares, Farid, Fee, Ferd▼, Field, Ford▼, Fran, Frean, Free, Freen, Frey, Fry, Frye, Fryer, Fuad, Gared, Ged, Jared▲, Jed▼, Jered▼, Joed, Meed, Ned▼, Obed, Ohed, Osred, Oved, Reed▲, Syed▼, Ted▼, Umed, Zared and Zed. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fred.