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Gender: M Meaning of Manfred: "man of peace" Origin of Manfred: German

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Hipsters might consider reviving this old German name, though we're not so sure their sons wouldn't have preferred the classic Fred name Frederick. Manfred B. Lee (born Manford) was half of the team of detective story writers who used the pseudonym Ellery Queen; Manfred Mann was a British pop group of the 1960's, with Manfred Mann (born Michael Liebowitz) at the keyboard. There's also a wooly mammoth named Manfred, and nicknamed Manny, in the film Ice Age.

Famous People Named Manfred

Manfred von Richthofen- The Red Baron

Pop Culture References for the Name Manfred

It was a Norman name, but never popular in England; had a slight revival in the 19th century as a Romantic name, e.g. in the poem by Byron (1817)
Manfred, usurping Prince of Otranto in first of true Gothic novels: The Castle of Otranto (1765) by Horace Walpole
Manfred von Karma, character in the Ace Attorney series
Mighty Manfred, Tom Terrific's Wonder Dog
Manfred Mann Earth Band-Musical group famous for Blinded by the Light
Manfred, mammoth character from the Ice Age movie series

Fred, Freddie, Freddy, Mannfred, Mannfryd, Manny

Manfred's International Variations

Manfried, Manfrid (German) Manfredo (Italian)