What does Fred mean?
(male) Faed, Fired, ..
(female) Fret, Fri, ..
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, and is presently at #1594. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Fred (#1594 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000 are Alfred (#920 from recent data), Eric (#137), Erik (#338), Freddie (#1800), Freddy (#990), Frederick (#517), Fredi, Fredric, Fredrik and Fritz. Other forms, like Fredek, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Fred was at its peak during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 2.3%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.3%, down 88.2%).
Fred▼ is alike in pronunciation to Freed, Fried and Frode. Other recommended 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 (see Ohad), Osred, Oved, Reed▲, Syed, Ted▼, Umed, Zared and Zed. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fred.