Fred - boys name

Fred name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 88%

Fred name meaning:

The name Fred is a shortened form of the name Frederick, which has Germanic origins. It is derived from the elements "fridu" meaning "peace" and "ric" meaning "ruler" or "king." Therefore, the name Fred can be interpreted to mean "peaceful ruler" or "peaceful king."

The name Fred conveys attributes of leadership and tranquility. People with this name are often seen as diplomatic and fair-minded individuals who have the ability to bring peace and harmony in their environment. They are known for their calm and composed nature, and their strong sense of justice. Their leadership qualities enable them to resolve conflicts and maintain balance in their relationships and communities.

Overall, the name Fred signifies a peaceful and authoritative presence. It suggests someone who has the ability to lead and govern with a sense of fairness and tranquility.

Origin: German

Form of Frederick. Peace.


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Related names

Frederick , Federico , Fred , Freddy , Fredek, Frederich, Frederico , Freed, Friedrich , Friedrick, Fryderyk

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Overall UK ranking: 569 out of 4789

67 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

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  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Fred

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