Freyja - girls name

Freyja name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 94%

Freyja name meaning:

The name Freyja is of Norse origin and holds great significance in Norse mythology. It is derived from the Old Norse word "freyja" meaning "lady" or "noblewoman". Freyja is a powerful and revered goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, war, and death. She is also the ruler of the afterlife realm known as Fólkvangr.

In Norse mythology, Freyja is depicted as a beautiful and independent deity, often portrayed with her chariot pulled by two large cats. She possesses a magical necklace called Brísingamen, which symbolizes her power and beauty. Freyja is known for her passionate and sensual nature, and she is greatly admired and respected by the gods and mortals alike.

Naming a girl Freyja signifies a connection to Norse mythology and the qualities associated with the goddess. It represents strength, beauty, and independence, while also symbolizing love and fertility. The name Freyja carries a sense of mystique and uniqueness, reflecting a desire to bestow upon the child a name that holds historical and cultural significance.

Origin: Scandinavian

Norse Goddess of love and fertility.

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Overall UK ranking: 313 out of 5581

150 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (225)

Historical popularity of Freyja

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