"a noble woman"

Freya Origin and Meaning

The name Freya is a girl's name of Scandinavian, Norse origin meaning "a noble woman".

Freya has long been popular in the U.K. but has only taken off in the US in the last decade, along with the entire category of mythological names. Derived from the Old Norse name Freyja, meaning "Lady, noble woman", Freya is the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility.

Freya has been one of the fastest-rising names of the past few years and is even more popular in England and Wales. We predict that along with the original Nordic spelling Freyja, Freya will continue its meteoric rise in the coming years.

Freya can be considered a feminization of Frey or Freyr, the name of the goddess’s brother.

.There is a Joseph Conrad novel titled Freya of the Seven Isles. A noted bearer was the explorer and writer Freya Stark.

# 136 in the US

Freya Rank in US Top 1000

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Freya Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Freya Popularity

Famous People Named Freya

  • Freya MavorScottish actress
  • Freya Olivia Rose RidingsEnglish singer
  • Freya Madeline StarkBritish explorer and travel writer
  • Freya TingleyAustralian actress
  • Freya KlierGerman director
  • Freya von MoltkeGerman anti,Nazi activist
  • Freya AllanEnglish actress
  • Freya StaffordAustralian actress
  • Freya HoffmeisterGerman kayaker
  • Freya Christine ClausenDanish singer
  • Freya WilsonEnglish actress
  • Freya Lim (Fan)Taiwanese pop singer
  • Freya HaleyAustralian blogger of Freckle Club
  • Freya Domenica Edmondson (b. 1990)daughter of actress Jennifer Saunders and Adrian Edmondson
  • Freya Air Aspinall (b. 2003)daughter of TV personality Donna Air and Damian Aspinall
  • Freya Barry (b. 2005)daughter of actors Jason Barry and Nicola Charles
  • Freya Spearing (b. 2011)daughter of footballer Jay Spearing
  • Freya McLaughlin (b. 2017)daughter of actor Jake McLaughlin

Freya in Pop Culture

  • Freyacharacter in TV's "Merlin,"
  • Freya Wilsoncharacter on British soap "Doctors"
  • Freya Eilif Beauchampcharacter in series "The Witches of East End" by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Freya Crescentcharacter in Final Fantasy IX
  • Freyaolder sister of Chi (dark Chi) from the anime Chobits
  • Freya Mikaelsoncharacter in the series "The Originals"
  • Freya Morrischaracter in "The Tricking of Freya" by Christina Sunley
  • Freya Gardnercharacter in the BBC series "The Politician's Husband"
  • Freyasister to Ravenna in "Huntsman: Winter's War"
  • Freyacharacter in "Freya" by Matthew Laurence

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