Given Name FRED

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: FRED (English, French, Portuguese), FRET (Dutch, German)  [details]

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).
VARIANTS: Freddie, Freddy (English), Freek, Frits, Rik (Dutch), Fiete, Fritz (German)
FEMININE FORMS: Frederica (English), Friederike, Alfreda (German), Frédérique (French), Frederica (Portuguese)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Friduric, Meginfrid, Meino (Ancient Germanic), Ælfræd (Anglo-Saxon), Bedřich (Czech), Alfred, Frederik (Danish), Priidik, Priit (Estonian), 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), Alfréd (Slovak), Friderik (Slovene), Alfredo, Federico (Spanish), Alfred, Fredrik (Swedish)


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Entry updated July 20, 2011