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Gender: F Meaning of Frieda: "peaceful ruler" Origin of Frieda: German

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This traditional Germanic name hasn't been on the U.S. list since 1958, but perhaps due to the mythic power of painter Frida Kahlo, parents are beginning to show some interest in it.

The name has other several possible spellings,and in the UK, the similar-sounding name with style appeal is Freya, the Norse god of love.

A common nickname is the effervescent Fritzi.

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Famous People Named Frieda

Frieda Hempel, German soprano
Frieda Hughes, daughter of American poet Sylvia Plath
Frieda von Richthofen, wife of English novelist D. H. Lawrence
John Frieda, English hairstylist
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon, birth name of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo

Pop Culture References for the Name Frieda

Frieda Macteer, sister of Claudia (the narrator) in Toni Morrison's 1970 novel The Bluest Eye
Frieda Haxby Palmer, character in Margaret Drabble's novel The Witch of Exmoor
Frieda, Muppet on TV's "Sesame Street"

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