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Gender: Male Meaning of Manfred: "man of peace" Origin of Manfred: German

The name Manfred is a boy's name of German origin meaning "man of peace". Manfred and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Peace and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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Hipsters might consider reviving this old German name, though we're not so sure their sons wouldn't have preferred the classic Fred name Frederick. Manfred B. Lee (born Manford) was half of the team of detective story writers who used the pseudonym Ellery Queen; Manfred Mann was a British pop group of the 1960's, with Manfred Mann (born Michael Liebowitz) at the keyboard. There's also a wooly mammoth named Manfred, and nicknamed Manny, in the film Ice Age.

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Famous People Named Manfred

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen aka The Red Baron, German WWI flying ace
Manfred Clynes, Austrian musician and inventor
Manfred Rommel, German politician
Manfred von Ardenne, German physicist
Manfred Honeck, Austrian conductor
Manfred Kelkel, French composer
Manfred Freiherr von Killinger, German naval officer
Manfred Eigen, German biochemist; winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Pop Culture References for the name Manfred

Manfred, usurping Prince of Otranto in first of true Gothic novels: The Castle of Otranto (1765) by Horace Walpole
Manfred von Karma, character in the Ace Attorney series
Mighty Manfred, Tom Terrific's Wonder Dog
Manfred, mammoth character from the Ice Age movie series
Manfred Bloor, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
It was a Norman name, but never popular in England; had a slight revival in the 19th century as a Romantic name, e.g. in the poem by Byron (1817)
Manfred Mann, British rock band

Manny, Mannfryd, Freddy, Freddie, Mannfred, Fred

Manfred's International Variations

Manfredo (Italian) Manfried, Manfrid (German)