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pinWhat does Fred mean?

Fred /fred/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Fred). Short form of Frederick and Alfred.


Fred has 2 variants: Freddie and Freddy.

Fred has 38 more alternative forms via Alfred, Frederick: Ahlfred, Ailfred, Al, Alf, Alfeo, Alfey, Alfre, Alfredo, Alfrey, Alfy, Avery, Elfred, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erico, Erik, Eryk, Fredd, Fredek, Frederic, Frederik, Fredi, Fredo, Fredric, Fredrick, Fredrik, Fredro, Frido, Friedel, Fritz, Fritzi, Fritzl, Ric, Rich, Rick, Rik and Rike.

Kreatif forms: Fredde, Fredfa, Fredtz. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fred name in U.S.

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

Popular related forms of Fred rated in the Top 1000 are Al, Alf, Alfred (#799 last year), Alfredo (#524), Avery (#186), Eric (#123), Erich, Erick (#257), Erik (#328), Freddie, Freddy, Frederic, Frederick (#497), Fredric, Fredrick, Fredrik, Fritz, Rich and Rick. Forms like Frido are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5331%) and has become much less since (usage 0.2143%, down 59.8%), with versions like Freddy, Fredric, Fredrick, Fritz and Rich falling out of fashion. The most trendy boy names among these are Alfredo (#524), Avery (#186), Eric (#123), Erick (#257) and Erik (#328), and there is a rekindling in birth name usage for Avery. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Fred and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fred, Al, Alf, Alfred, Alfredo in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Avery, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erik in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Freddie, Freddy, Frederic, Frederick, Fredric in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fredrick, Fritz, Rich, Rick in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alfred, Eric, Erik, Freddie, Frederick, Fredrik outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Fred is alike in pronunciation to Freed, Fried and Frode. Other recommended similar baby names are Fareed, Farid, Ferd, Ford, Free and Frey. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fred.