German, diminutive of Frederick and Alfred
"wise counselor; elf counsel"

Fred Origin and Meaning

The name Fred is a boy's name .

Where have all the Freds gone? We haven't seen many since the days of Flintstone and Munster. But it could be time for a comeback--if you think more of the sophistication of Fred Astaire, and of other nice guy names like Jack and Charlie and Sam.

Fred dropped off the popularity list in 2002, after being a double-digit favorite until 1955. Fred Weasley is a Harry Potter character, and on current TV, there are Freds on Mad Men and Hot in Cleveland.

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Fred Popularity

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Famous People Named Fred

  • Fredrick Aaron "Fred" SavageAmerican actor
  • Fereydun Robert "Fred" ArmisenAmerican actor and comedian
  • Fred "Rick" ReinartAmerican animator
  • Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz)American dancer and actor
  • Freddie Dalton "Fred" Thompsonactor and U.S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Fred HoyleEnglish astronomer
  • Fred MeyersAmerican actor
  • William Frederick "Fred" DurstAmerican musician of band Limp Bizkit
  • Helbert Frederico Carreiro da Silva aka FredBrazilian footballer
  • Frederico Chaves Guedes aka FredBrazilian footballer
  • Frederick Sewards "Fred" TruemanEnglish cricketer
  • Fred WesleyAmerican jazz trombonist
  • Frederick "Fred" McFeely RogersTV's "Mister Rogers"
  • Fred DavisEnglish snooker player
  • Frederick "Fred" SeibertAmerican TV producer
  • Frédéric Othon Théodore Aristidès aka FredFrench comics artist
  • (Eric) Fred Norris (born Fred Leo Nukis)American radio personality
  • Frederick Christ "Fred" TrumpAmerican real estate developer and father of Donald Trump

Fred in Pop Culture

  • Frederick "Fred" Flintstonemain character on TV's "The Flintstones"
  • Fred Weasleytwin of George Weasley in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Fred Weasley IIGeorge Weasley's son in the "Harry Potter" series
  • Fred Mertzcharacter on TV's "I Love Lucy"
  • Fred Wilsoncharacter in "King Kong" series
  • Freaky Fredantagonist on a particularly infamous "Courage the Cowardly Dog" episode
  • Fred Figglehornsqueaky,voiced pioneer of Internet serial shorts, played by Lucas Cruikshank
  • Fred Bensongeeky best friend of Carly Shay on Nickelodeon's "iCarly"
  • Frederick "Fred" Jonescharacter on animated series "Scooby,Doo"
  • Fredcharacter on BabyFirst cartoon "Fred and Fiona"
  • Fredhandyman character on BBC series "Call the Midwife"
  • Fred Yokascharacter on TV's "Third Watch"
  • Fred Abberlinecharacter in "Black Butler"
  • Commander Fred Waterfordcharacter in "The Handmaid's Tale"
  • Fred J. Dukes aka The Blobcharacter in Marvel Universe
  • "Fred Basset" comic strip by Alex Graham
  • Right Said FredEnglish band
  • FredIrish band
  • Fredcharacter in Disney's Big Hero 6
  • Fred Andrewsfather to Archie in Archie Comics and TV's Riverdale
  • Fred SpookerA character from the YouTube channel VenturianTale
  • Fred CaselyRoxie Hart's former boyfriend in "Chicago"
  • Freddeceased character in "Minecraft: Story Mode , Season Two"
  • Fredminor ghost character in "Pac,Man and the Ghostly Adventures"