Meaning and name origin
Fred is a very popular first name for males (#71 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9970 out of 88799, Top 11%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Fred for boys. Fred reached its highest rank of #15 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Fred and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Frederick (#497), Alfred (#799), Freddy, Freddie and Fred. (2014 statistics).
Fred▼ is also pronounced similarly to Fredd, Freed, Fried and Frode. Other suggested similar baby names are Fareed, Farid, Ferd▼, Ford▼, Fredi, Fredo, Free, Frey and Frido. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fred.