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What does Fraser mean?

Fraser Pronunciation of Fraser as a boys' name is pronounced FRAY-zer. It is of Scottish origin. Transferred use of the surname of a major Scottish clan. The surname is of Norman origin, but the derivation is uncertain. Possibly influenced by French fraise meaning "strawberry". Frasier is notable today due to the popular TV comedy series.


ASSOCIATED WITH scottish, norman, popular (famous)


VARIANTS Fraser, Frasier, Frazer, Frazier



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How popular is Fraser?

Fraser is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1312 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Fraser reached its top rank of #33 in Scotland in 1999, and is presently at #64. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

The only other prominent alternative form of Fraser listed in the Top 2000 is Frazier. Adoption of these relations of Fraser was at its most widespread 118 years ago.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Arther, Asser, Braiser (see Brazier), Brander, Braser, Brazer, Brewer, Casper, Cramer, Draper, Fabe, Fabek, Faber, Fabert, Fahed, Fajar, Fajer, Fajr, Farmer, Farrer, Farrier, Faye, Ferrer, Ferrier, Filmer, Fisher, Flavel, Folker, Forester, Forster, Fraener, Fraenir, Fraine, Franc, Franck, Franio, Frans, Frantz, Franz, Franzel, Franzen, Frasco, Frayn, Frayne, Fredek (see Frederick), Free, Freen, Frewen, Frey, Frisco, Frost, Frye, Fryer, Fursey, Gasper, Greer, Grover, Kaiser, Kasper, Kramer, Krister, Lazer, Maier, Majer, Mayer, Naser, Prosper, Saber, Sayer, Seager, Taber, Thayer, Traver, Trever and Weaver. These names tend to be more commonly used than Fraser.