What does Freddy mean?
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).
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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 history of Freddy for boys. 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)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Below is a graphed study of the statistics of the boy name Freddy and affiliated 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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.