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Meaning and name origin

Fred \f-red\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Fred). Short form of Frederick and Alfred.


Fred has 2 variant forms: Freddie and Freddy.


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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alfred, Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Frederick in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.