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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 Sylvia Plath
Frieda von Richthofen, wife of the novelist D. H. Lawrence
John Frieda, Britain's most successful hairstylist

Pop Culture References for the Name Frieda

The half-German artist Frida Kahlo was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon; she originally spelled her name "Frieda," but started to go by "Frida" in the 1930s, with Nazism on the rise.
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

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