GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: FRED (English, French, Portuguese), FRET (Dutch, German)   [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of FREDERICK or other names containing the same element. A famous bearer was the American actor and dancer Fred Astaire (1899-1987).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Freddie, Freddy (English), Freek, Frits, Rik (Dutch), Fiete, Fritz (German)
FEMININE FORMS: Alfreda, Frederica (English), Alfreda, Friederike (German), Frédérique (French), Frederica (Portuguese)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Meino (Ancient Germanic), Veeti (Finnish), Meine, Minke (Frisian), Fredo (Italian)
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