Gender: Female Pronunciation: FRAY-a Meaning of Freja: "lady, noblewoman" Origin of Freja: Swedish and Danish

Freja Origin and Meaning

The name Freja is a girl's name of Swedish origin meaning "lady, noblewoman".

One of the most popular names in Scandinavia, Freja--or Freyja--was a major deity of Norse paganism. Beautiful, blonde and blue-eyed, she was the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. In the US, the name is most likely spelled Freya.

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ashleycarter Says:


My whole mother's side is Swedish, Danish and German and there are a lot of Freja's around including my own sister who is named Freja Madeleine.

Dai Says:


It's also the name of the Nordic goddess of fertility - Freja, and in Denmark, Norway and Sweden friday is named after her "fredag" - Freja's day.

Madelyn Says:


Depending on where you are in the world, Freja will be pronounced as frey-ah, frei-ah, or fre-jah. Despite the potential confusion, I think I prefer Freja to Freya.

cabosanmucus Says:


Soooo... I just found out this spelling is pronounced Fry-uh not fray-uh. wow.

Phibstar9 Says:


Oh, I like it then.

Sorceress Says:


It is Fray-A. It is modern Danish spelling, which makes sense there.

Phibstar9 Says:


Is it pronounced Frey-JA or Frey-A?

Wolfe3 Says:


This is a top pick for us if #4 is a girl. Frieda is also a top contender. We'd like to honor my grandfather, Frederick, and my lovely mom, Freddie Kay, by naming our last little love after them. If a boy we'll have a Frederick.

Guest Says:


the model Freja Beha Erichsen made me like this name but I think I like the spelling Freya more. I'm not brave enough to use it as a first tho :(