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Gender: F Meaning of Freda: "peaceful," Origin of Freda: German

Pronounced as Fred with an a, Freda is sometimes heard in England, but mostly among older generations. Much more popular in the U.K. these days, though yet to reach the US, is Freya.

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Famous People Named Freda

Winifred May "Freda" Dudley Ward (1894-1983), English socialite best known for being a mistress of the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII
Freda Josephine McDonald, original name of US-born French dancer and entertainer Josephine Baker (1906-75)
Freda Foh Shen, American theatre, film and television actress

Pop Culture References for the name Freda

Mrs Freda Flower, rich widow interested in spiritualism in Muriel Spark's play "The Bachelors" (1961)
Freda Larch, "Second Resurrectionist" in "The Good Companions" (1929) by J. B. Priestley
Freda, main character in "The Bottle Factory Outing" (1974) by Beryl Bainbridge
"Good Ol' Freda" (2013), documentary about Freda Kelly, lifelong secretary for The Beatles
Freda, character in G. A. Henty's "The Dragon and the Raven"

Freada, Freida, Frida, Frieda, Frydda, Freeda