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Fred meaning and name origin
Fred \f-red\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Fred), is a variant of Alfred (Old English) and Frederick (Old German), and the meaning of Fred is "elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler".
The baby name Fred sounds like Fredo, Fredi, Fredd, Freed and Fried. Other similar baby names are Free and Frey.
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Popularity of Fred
Fred is a very popular first name for men (#71 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9970 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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