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Gender: Female Meaning of Frieda: "peaceful ruler" Origin of Frieda: German

The name Frieda is a girl's name of German origin meaning "peaceful ruler". Frieda and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Peace and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change one letter (5 names)".

From the experts:

This traditional Germanic name hasn't been on the U.S. list since 1958, but perhaps due to the mythic power of painter Frida Kahlo, parents are beginning to show some interest in it.

The name has other several possible spellings,and in the UK, the similar-sounding name with style appeal is Freya, the Norse god of love.

A common nickname is the effervescent Fritzi.

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Famous People Named Frieda

Frieda Hempel, German soprano
Frieda Rebecca Hughes, English poet and painter; daughter of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
(Emma Maria) Frieda Johanna Freiin von Richthofen Lawrence, German wife of English novelist D. H. Lawrence
Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderon, birth name of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo
Frederika Marie Joseph "Frieda" Brepoels, Belgian MEP
Frieda Dänzer, Swiss Olympic skier
Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress
Frieda Harrison, birth name of Suzy Kendall, English actress
Frieda A. Schneider, birth name of Gracie Doll Earles, German dwarf performer of The Doll Family
Frieda Ekotto, Cameroonian-American novelist
Frieda Belinfante, Dutch cellist and WWII resistance leader
Frieda Leontine Mauritia Van Themsche, Belgian politician
John Frieda, English hairstylist

Pop Culture References for the name Frieda

Frieda Macteer, sister of Claudia (the narrator) in Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye"
Frieda Haxby Palmer, character in Margaret Drabble's novel The Witch of Exmoor
Frieda, Muppet on TV's "Sesame Street"
Frieda Petrenko, character on British soap "Holby City"
Frieda, girl with "naturally curly hair" in the "Peanuts" series
"Frieda," 1947 British film and its main character

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