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What does Freddy mean?

Freddy Pronunciation of Freddy [fred-dy] as a name for boys (also used less widely as girls' name Freddy) has its root in Old English, and the meaning of Freddy is "elf or magical counsel; peaceful ruler". Freddy is a version of Alfred (Old English). Freddy is also a variant of Fred. Freddy is also used as a variant of Frederick (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: old english, elf, magical, counsel, peaceful, ruler (king).


Freddy has 4 variants: Freddie, Fredi, Fredo and Frido.

6 more relations via Alfred, Fred, Frederick: Fredd, Fredek, Fredric, Fredrik, Fredro and Friedel.

Creative forms:
(male) Fardy, Freder, ..

(female) Fredde, Frede, ..

Middle name pairings:
Freddy Hunter (F.H.), ..

How popular is Freddy?

Freddy is a very popular first name for men (#533 out of 1220, Top 44%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Freddy was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #341 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, and is at #990 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Freddy name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Frederick (#517 from recent data), Alfred (#920), Fred (#1594), Freddie (#1800), Fredrik, Fredi and Fredric are the prominent varying forms of Freddy (#990 from recent data). Other forms, like Friedel, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Freddy was widespread 135 years ago (adoption of 2.3%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.06%, down 97.3%), with forms such as Frederick becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Freddy, Alfred, Fred, Freddie, Frederick in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Fredi, Fredric in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Addy, Ardy, Arkady, Brady, Braedy, Braidy, Broddy, Brody, Buddy, Cuddy, Eddy, Fareed, Fedor, Fedya, Ferd, Ferdi, Ferdo, Ferdy, Field, Franky, Frean, Free, Freed, Freedom, Freen, Freman, French, Frewen, Frewin, Frey, Freyne, Fried, Frode, Fry, Grady, Graidy, Laddy, Maddy, Neddy, Paddy, Roddy and Teddy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Freddy.

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