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pinWhat does Fred mean?

Fred /fred/ 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 14 more alternative forms via Alfred, Frederick: Elfred, Eric, Erik, Eryk, Fredd, Fredek, Fredi, Fredo, Fredric, Fredrik, Fredro, Frido, Friedel and Fritz.

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 Alfred (#799 from recent data), Eric (#123), Erik (#328), Freddie, Freddy, Frederick (#497), Fredric, Fredrik and Fritz. Other forms, like Friedel, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Fred was at its peak during the years 1950-1959 (adoption of 0.6%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.23%, down 62.2%). Eric is more familiar than the rest, though Erik has become popular as well over time, while forms like Freddy are now somewhat dated.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fred, Alfred, Eric, Erik, Freddie in U.S.

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

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

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Fred is alike in pronunciation to Freed, Fried and Frode. Other recommended similar baby 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, Osred, Oved, Reed, Syed, Ted, Umed, Zared and Zed. These names tend to be less commonly used than Fred.