Gender: Male Origin of Fred: German, diminutive of Frederick and Alfred

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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Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


Not a fan.

fearlessfirefly Says:


I adore this name on it's own. I've never liked Frederick.