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What does Freeman mean?

Freeman Pronunciation of Freeman [free-man] as a boys' name is pronounced FREE-man. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Freeman is "free man". The name refers to one freed from bound servitude to an overlord. Name of an English saint (16th century). See Freeborn.

Associated with: old english, saint, 16th century.


Freeman has 7 variants: Free, Freedman, Freeland, Freemon, Freman, Friedman and Friedmann.

Creative forms:
(male) Fairman, Freeian, ..

(female) Freefran, Freemane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Freeman Tremaine (F.T.), ..

How popular is Freeman?

Freeman is a somewhat popular first name for men (#801 out of 1220, Top 66%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#140 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Freeman reached its highest rank of #329 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adreean, Adreeyan, Arman, Beaman, Beegan, Beeman, Brenan, Brendan, Brennan, Brentan, Coleman, Deegan, Delman, Denman, Erman, Faebian, Faelan, Fegan, Feggan, Felan, Fermin, Fernan, Ferran, Finegan, Fran, Frean, Freed, Freedom, Freen, Fremont, Frewen, Frewin, Fuhrman, Furman, German, Heiman, Heman, Herman, Jerman, Keegan, Keelan, Keenan, Lehman, Neuman, Newman, Orman, Redman, Seaman, Sheehan, Sherman, Stedman, Tedman, Teman, Trevan, Trevian, Trueman, Truman, Wakeman and Yeoman. These names tend to be less frequently used than Freeman.

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