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).
FEMININE FORMS: Alfreda, Frederica, Rica (English), Alfreda, Frieda, Friede, Friederike, Fritzi, Rike (German), Frédérique (French), Frederica (Portuguese) OTHER LANGUAGES: Friduric, Meginfrid, Meino (Ancient Germanic), Ælfræd (Anglo-Saxon), Bedřich (Czech), Alfred, Frederik (Danish), Fredrik, Veeti (Finnish), Fedde, Meine, Minke (Frisian), Alfréd, Frigyes (Hungarian), Friðrik (Icelandic), Alfredo, Federico, Federigo, Manfredo, Fredo (Italian), Fricis, Frīdrihs (Latvian), Alfredas (Lithuanian), Alfred, Fredrik (Norwegian), Alfred, Fryderyk, Manfred (Polish), Friderik (Slovene), Alfredo, Federico (Spanish), Alfred, Fredrik (Swedish)
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