Meaning and name origin
Freddy \f-reddy, fr(ed)-dy\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Freddy), is of Old English, Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Freddy is "elf or magical counsel". Freddy is a variant of Alfred (Old English): a rather common name before the Norman Conquest of Britain, being the name of Alfred the Great (ninth century), King of Wessex. Also a variant of Fred: short form of Frederick and Alfred.
Freddy is a very popular first name for males (#533 out of 1220, Top 44%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Freddy for boys. Freddy reached its highest rank of #355 in the U.S. in 1940-1949. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Freddy and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Frederick (#497), Alfred (#799), Freddy, Freddie and Fred. (2014 statistics).