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Origin & Meaning

The name Freda is of English origin.

The meaning of Freda is "elf strength".  

It is also of German origin, where its meaning is "peaceful ruler".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 9683  in baby name popularity for girls with 11 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


Elfreda is derived from the old English female name Aelfpryo. It is composed of the elements aelf meaning "elf, or supernatural being" and pyro meaning "strength".


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Freda is a diminutive (nickname) of Elfreda.

Variants of the name Freda include Frieda.

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Name Fun

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

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Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.