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Literary name
"of Fred"

Offred Origin and Meaning

The name Offred is girl's name meaning "of Fred".
Offred is not technically a name but the "slave name" of a woman given to a man — literally Of Fred — in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale. Offred, who was stripped of her own name, is the main protagonist of the book and now the hit TV series, starring Elisabeth Moss. The novel is set in a patriarchal society in which fertile women like Offred are kept by men for the purposes of reproduction. Offred is definitely not a name you'd want to give to your baby girl.

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Offred in Pop Culture

  • Offred (born June)main character in book/TV series "The Handmaid's Tale"