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Gender: F Pronunciation: FRAY-ah Meaning of Freya: "a noble woman" Origin of Freya: Norse Freya's Popularity in 2016: #330

Freya, the name of the Norse goddess of love, beauty and fertility, has long been popular in the U.K. but is just beginning to be appreciated here. Freya could make a possible namesake for an ancestral Frieda. There is a Joseph Conrad novel titled Freya of the Seven Isles.

Freya has been one of the fastest-rising names of the past few years, reaching 330 in the US Top 1000 in 2016. In England and Wales, Freya is even more popular, reaching Number 21 in 2015. We predict that along with the original Nordic spelling Freyja, Freya will continue its meteoric rise in the coming years.

A noted bearer was the explorer and writer Freya Stark.

Famous People Named Freya

Freya Mavor, Scottish actress
Freya Stark, British explorer and travel writer
Freya Tingley, Australian actress
Freya Stafford, Australian actress
Freya Hoffmeister, German kayaker
Freya Wilson, British actress
Freya Haley, Australian 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

Pop Culture References for the name Freya

Freya, character in TV's "Merlin," title character's love interest
Freya Eilif Beauchamp, character in series "The Witches of East End" by Melissa de la Cruz
Freya Crescent, character in Final Fantasy IX
Freya Mikaelson, character in the series "The Originals"
Freya Morris, character in "The Tricking of Freya" by Christina Sunley
Freya Gardner, character in the BBC series "The Politician's Husband"
Freya, sister to Ravenna in "Huntsman: Winter's War"

Freya's International Variations

Freyde (Yiddish) Freja (Swedish)