What does Freddy mean?
Freddy /fred-dy/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Freddy). Freddy's root is 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).
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Freddy for boys. Freddy was first listed in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #355 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Freddy and affiliated names. Avery (#186 last year), Frederick (#497), Alfred (#799), Fredrick, Fredrik, Fritz, Fredric, Frederic, Fred and Freddie are the prominent varying forms of Freddy. Forms like Fredek are uncommon. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5893%) and is now much lower (usage 0.138%, down 76.6%), with forms such as Freddy, Fredrick, Fred, Freddie and Frederic becoming somewhat dated. Avery (#186) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name among these, with this name having a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)