FREYA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: FRAY-ah (Norse Mythology), FRAY-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This is the name of the goddess of love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claimed half of the heroes who were slain in battle and brought them to her realm in Asgard. Some scholars connect her with the goddess Frigg.

This is not the usual spelling in any of the Scandinavian languages (in Sweden and Denmark it is Freja and in Norway it is Frøja) but it is the common spelling of the goddess's name in English. In the 2000s it became popular in Britain.

Related Names
VARIANTS: Freyja, Frea (Norse Mythology)
MASCULINE FORMS: Frey, Freyr (Norse Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Freja (Danish), Freja (German), Frøya (Norwegian), Freja (Swedish)
Popularity
England/Wales  ranked #19 
Ireland  ranked #49 
Northern Ireland  ranked #62 
Scotland  ranked #16