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What does Friedman mean?

Friedman Pronunciation of Friedman [fried-man] as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Friedman is "free man". Friedman is a variant form of Freeman (Old English).

Associated with: old english.


Friedman has 2 variants: Freedman and Friedmann.

2 more related forms via Freeman: Freemon and Freman.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Friedman Pharaoh (F.P.), ..

How popular is Friedman?

Friedman is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#857 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Friedman (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 is Freeman. Adoption of this relation of Friedman was at its peak during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.03%), but now, Freeman has become less fashionable. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Friedman and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abidan, Ardian, Arian, Avidan, Bradan, Brandan, Brian, Brickman, Brittan, Caedan, Caidan, Crispian, Cristian, Delman, Elterman, Erman, Faebian, Fedya, Fegan, Felan, Fermin, Fernan, Fidal, Fiinean (see Finnian), Filian, Findlay, Finegan, Finian, Fionan, Fionnan, Fiontan, Fran, Frean, Fredd, Freddie, Freddy, Fredi, Fredric, Freedom, Freeland, Freen, Fremont, Fridolf, Fried, Friedel, Friedelm (see Friedhelm), Friedolf, Friedrick, Fuhrman, German, Goodman, Heiman, Kaidan, Kiean, Kieran, Kiernan, Kingman, Lindeman, Neuman, Orman, Redman, Rodman, Sherman, Stedman, Stillman, Tedman, Teman, Tillman, Tilman, Trevan, Trevian, Tristan, Trueman, Weissman and Whitman. These names tend to be more frequently used than Friedman.

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