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Fred Meaning


What does Fred mean?

The name Fred is of German and English origin.

The meaning of Fred is "peaceful ruler".

Fred is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Fred.

The Given Name Fred

Fred is a diminutive of Frederick. See Frederick for further details.

Fred is good for parents who want a name that is fearless and simple.

A stylish name, Fred possesses great character.

Fred has no variant spellings.

Fred falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Fred 'Bun' Cook, and Fred 'Cyclone' Taylor.

Fred Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,650 in baby name popularity for boys with 97 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,568 in baby name popularity for boys with 104 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

View the Fred Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Fred has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Fred to other names.

Fred Related Names

Fred is a diminutive of Frederick.

Famous Freds

  • Fred ~ 1 hurricane, Soccer Player
  • Fred 'Bun' Cook ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Fred 'Cyclone' Taylor ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Fred 'Steamer' Maxwell ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Fred Astaire ~ Actor
  • Fred Biletnikoff ~ Football Player
  • Fred Clarke ~ Baseball Player
  • Fred Couples ~ Golf Player
  • Fred Dean ~ Football Player
  • Fred Perry ~ Tennis Player
  • Fred Savage ~ Actor
  • Fred Scanlan ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Fred Weasley ~ Harry Potter character

Fred Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Fred.

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Fred Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Fred in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Fred.

Just for fun, see the name Fred in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Fred in Nautical Flags page.