[ 1 syll. fred, fr-ed ] The baby girl name Fred is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced in English as FREHD or in Dutch as FREHT †. Fred's language of origin is Old English, Germanic, and Celtic. It is predominantly used in English.
Fred is a familiar form of the English, German, Italian, and Polish Alfreda in the English language.
Fred is also a shortening of the English, German, and Welsh Freda in the English language.
Fred is also a shortening of the English, Italian, and Portuguese Frederica in the English language.
Fred is also a familiar form of the English, German, and Welsh Winifred in the English language.
Fred is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1901 with 0.005% of baby girls being named Fred. It was #895 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a drop in frequency since then, and is of only sporadic use today. Among all girl names in its family, Fred was nevertheless the most regularly used in 2018. In the last century Fred has primarily been a boy name. In 1929, 113 times more boys than girls were given the name Fred.
† Pronunciation for Fred: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"