Freya, the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty and fertility, has long been popular in the U.K. but just beginning to be appreciated here. Freya could make a possible namesake for an ancestral Frieda. There is a Joseph Conrad novel titled Freya of the Seven Isles.
Freya was one of the fastest-rising names of 2014, reaching 584 in the US Top 1000. In England and Wales, Freya is even more popular, reaching #21 in 2013. We predict that along with the original Nordic spelling Freyja, Freya will continue its meteoric rise over the next few years.
A noted bearer was the explorer and writer Freya Stark.