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

The name Fred is a boy's name . Fred and is often added to lists like Names from Harry Potter and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibsets You Know".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Fred

Fredrick Aaron "Fred" Savage, American actor
Fereydun Robert "Fred" Armisen, American actor and comedian
Fred "Rick" Reinart, American animator
Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz), American dancer and actor
Freddie Dalton "Fred" Thompson, actor and U.S. Senator from Tennessee
Fred Hoyle, English astronomer
Fred Meyers, American actor
William Frederick "Fred" Durst, American musician of band Limp Bizkit
Helbert Frederico Carreiro da Silva aka Fred, Brazilian footballer
Frederico Chaves Guedes aka Fred, Brazilian footballer
Frederick Sewards "Fred" Trueman, English cricketer
Fred Wesley, American jazz trombonist
Frederick "Fred" McFeely Rogers, TV's "Mister Rogers"
Fred Davis, English snooker player
Frederick "Fred" Seibert, American TV producer
Frédéric Othon Théodore Aristidès aka Fred, French comics artist
(Eric) Fred Norris (born Fred Leo Nukis), American radio personality
Frederick Christ "Fred" Trump, American real estate developer and father of Donald Trump

Pop Culture References for the name Fred

Frederick "Fred" Flintstone, main character on TV's "The Flintstones"
Fred Weasley, twin of George Weasley in the "Harry Potter" series
Fred Weasley II, George Weasley's son in the "Harry Potter" series
Fred Mertz, character on TV's "I Love Lucy"
Fred Wilson, character in "King Kong" series
Freaky Fred, antagonist on a particularly infamous "Courage the Cowardly Dog" episode
Fred Figglehorn, squeaky-voiced pioneer of Internet serial shorts, played by Lucas Cruikshank
Fred Benson, geeky best friend of Carly Shay on Nickelodeon's "iCarly"
Frederick "Fred" Jones, character on animated series "Scooby-Doo"
Fred, character on BabyFirst cartoon "Fred and Fiona"
Fred, handyman character on BBC series "Call the Midwife"
Fred Yokas, character on TV's "Third Watch"
Fred Abberline, character in "Black Butler"
Commander Fred Waterford, character in "The Handmaid's Tale"
Fred J. Dukes aka The Blob, character in Marvel Universe
"Fred Basset," comic strip by Alex Graham
Right Said Fred, English band
Fred, Irish band
Fred, character in Disney's Big Hero 6
Fred Andrews, father to Archie in Archie Comics and TV's Riverdale
Fred Spooker, A character from the YouTube channel VenturianTale
Fred Casely, Roxie Hart's former boyfriend in "Chicago"
Fred, deceased character in "Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two"