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Urg, I just don't like this name. It sounds too ... I don't know.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2005
I think Freya is a beautiful, strong yet feminine name, and I love the mythology that goes with it.
electra  10/11/2005
Along with a girl named Evangeline, who was actually her other half, Freya was attached to death in a short story. Sadly though I am temporarily braindead and cannot think of its name, good story though if I do say so myself.
Esophtia  1/5/2006
I was thinking of names for my future daughter one night, trying to come up with alternatives for Flora. Then I thought: "Freya!" I got up and started shuffling these Goddess oracle cards I have, imaging calling a baby, a little girl, and a teenager by the name Freya. All of a sudden, a card slipped out of the deck and fell onto my lap. It was Freya.

I thought that was way too freaky to be a coincidence. I decided right then and there: Freya was my first daughter.
Belldandy  1/23/2006
I think Freya is an absolutely lovely name and I intend to name my first daughter (if I have one) Freya.
Silversliver  2/17/2006
The previous name of the Chobit Dark Chi in the manga & anime series Chobits.
gorgen_kally  2/18/2006
In Norse mythology Freya had a twin brother, who was rather unimaginatively called Frey, who was the god of fertility and crops. Their father was Njorth, the god of the sea, and their mother was Njord's sister, Ingun. (A bit warped if you ask me. Wouldn't Frey and Freya have been deformed or something?)
hana  5/10/2006
The mother of Freya was actually Skadi a giant from the mountains who picked out Njord to be her husband because she liked his feet. Don't know how that works out but apparently it does.
isolde  5/27/2006
Skadi chose Njord because of his small feet. It was the only thing she saw of a row of Gods. She didn't know that it was Njord. She thougt it was Balder.
Kaat5  9/9/2008
This is such a beautiful name! So lovely and feminine for a girl or woman.
― Anonymous User  3/23/2007
This is such a beautiful name! I plan on naming my first daughter Elizabeth Joan Freya or Elizabeth Freya Joan. I think it's lovely.
1crzychick  3/23/2007
Pronounced FRAY-ah, though I'd like it more if it was pronounced FREE-ah.
TheLastMontague  3/25/2007
No offense, but there is something about this name I just don't like. It doesn't even sound pretty. If it was my name I would go for a legal name change.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2007
Awesome name. Don't know why it hasn't been picked up in the States.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2007
Freya sounds the same like the German word "Freier", which means suitor.
Manora  6/25/2007
The name was in the Icelandic movie, Seagulls Laughter. The character was a sophisticated murderer named Freya.
carenmuffin  8/14/2007
Freya is my name. Everyone who's ever met me said it was pretty, though hardly anyone ever pronounces it right. Usually I am called Free-uh, or Fry-uh. Both of which drive me crazy. Sometimes I wish I had a name that was easier to pronounce. But I still wouldn't change my name.
skysthelimit  9/4/2007
Freya is most often known as the goddess of war, battle, death, magic prophecies and wealth. So, if you're into mythology "stuff" then you might like it. I have to say, I wouldn't want to be named after something meaning war battle and death!
Deeedra  9/8/2007
A truly horrible name for a little girl - an ugly name is the only way to describe it - with so many pretty girls names to choose from - why on earth Freya?
teague  10/28/2007
Freya is not a very feminine name, when I think of Freya I think of someone not very feminine.
― Anonymous User  11/2/2007
Such a surprise that this name is actually popular! I personally love this name, lively and strong not like the little bland names that are so popular today. It sounds perfeclty feminine, womanly, and if you had still any doubt, its meaning is 'lady'. I sure see a man called like that.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2007
Frøya is the correct Scandinavian spelling.
― Anonymous User  11/29/2007
I don't know why, but Freya puts me in mind of a product that you would find in the dairy fridge at the supermarket, it sounds like a product name for cheese or milk.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2007
I know a horse whose registered name is Freya. To be honest the horse is pretty ugly, so it's kind of ironic that it's named after the Goddess of Beauty. And it's just plain ugly.
bijou_caoimhe  1/22/2008
Personally, I love this name. It's so pretty. It's also quite different.
Viktoriya  2/28/2008
It can also be spelled "Freija".
Viktoriya  2/28/2008
I'm not sure why people think this name is so masculine, it sounds amazing.
AudioXVampire  3/2/2008
For some weird reason, this name is starting to grow on me. It sounds lovely and elegant!
KamekoIida  3/16/2008
Cool name, but hideously overused and thus trivialized in Britain, it appears. This sounds like the name of a cool and beautiful girl with reddish-brown hair and green eyes.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
There's a song by The Sword called "Freya." It's used on the video game "Guitar Hero II."
lucky3teen  5/21/2008
I love this name, so beatiful and unique. (At least, it's not common in America.)
erb816  8/24/2008
This name is so beautiful. I wonder how come it doesn't get used in the States.
number1212  11/8/2008
I love this name, I think it's pretty and ladylike and for the longest time I have planned to name my next cat Freya.
A.Miles  1/5/2009
In Gail Carson Levine's amazing novel The Two Princesses of Bamarre, the great Drualt's dead lover's name is Freya.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2009
In the Scandinavian languages, it's normally pronounced "FRIE-a", not "FRAY-a". "FRAY-a" is the English pronunciation.
LoQuiero  3/6/2009
As another user has noted, this name is originally pronounced FRY-ah, not FRAY-ah, which is merely the English pronunciation. Please change the entry accordingly.

Although in the US, people do pronounce it FRY-ah, too, in my experience, and I am an American Freya. So FRAY-ah seems to be the British pronunciation first and formost?!
― Anonymous User  6/5/2017
I think this is a really pretty name, and one of my (numerous) online nicknames. It's a very strong name, both in sound and mythological namesake, but still feminine.
gala  3/18/2009
The lusty and busty Norse goddess of fertility and riches. Freyja is a tall slender blonde, resembling the members of the Swedish Bikini Team. Her gifts are coveted by many and experienced by many others. She once engaged in a dwarf orgy in return for a beautiful gold necklace; this didn't make Odin too happy upon hearing about it from Loki. Also the leader of the Valkyries.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2009
I guess it's mystical, but I don't like that it reminds me of the (English) word "fray," like something has a frayed or torn edge. That's not appealing.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2009
In the video game, Final Fantasy IX, one of the playable characters is a rat-like humanoid named Freya. She fights with a spear/lance and maintains a tough warrior attitude despite the destruction and tragedy that comes to her race.
gorgen_kally  5/26/2009
Famous British writer Dame Freya Stark, who lived a long life (1893-1993).
Jonquil  6/6/2009
Actually, in Sweden, the pronunciation definitely sounds more like "FRAY-a", rather than "FRIE-a", and this is coming from a Swede. Beautiful name by the way.
metope  10/17/2009
My good friend is named Freja (that's the Danish spelling) and she's a really nice girl! I think the name is very beautiful and shows a strong but gentle girl/woman who aren't afraid to be herself.
Luna Avril  3/12/2010
Gorgeous. ^-^
Hannah_E  5/21/2010
One of the ugliest names ever.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2010
What a beautiful name! I'm so glad it hasn't gotten popular in the USA where I live - I'm kind of sickened by its popularity in the UK. I hope it stays rare over here!
lcgirl20  7/29/2010
Wow, this is probably the highest rating I've seen on a name with this many ratings! I think it's pretty nice.
Chrila96  10/25/2010
Pretty name, but I don't think it deserves an 89% rating. FAR too overrated. It deserves about a 75% like most of the names on this site.
Chrila96  11/7/2010
My name is Freya, and I have always loved it, although hardly anybody could spell or pronounce it when I was growing up. The only thing I dislike about it now is how popular it is becoming. I always liked that my name was a bit different and "unique" in Britain, but now I feel very ordinary with just about every other baby girl being named Freya! Ah well, I suppose my parents could consider themselves to be the trendsetters!
freyafridays  2/22/2011
Name of the Day: March 6th, 2011.
AndrewJKD  3/13/2011
Freya Mavor (born 1993) is a Scottish actress.
batbright  7/29/2011
Very cool name. I like myth names and this one is so fine. Something magical about it, probably because it has to do with mythology. This is why it fascinates me. I think just about every mythology name is mystical.
Stewie_Griffin  9/9/2011
In Denmark the most popular spelling is Freja, but I like this one better. Freja, Freya and Freia are all pronounced fry-yuh.
ArualB  11/24/2011
Considering Freya is the 19th most popular name in Britain, English should be listed as one of its usages.

On a side note, I think it's nice although I dislike its similarity to the word "fray". I probably wouldn't like it as much if I weren't Norwegian. Free would be a cute nickname. [noted -ed]
Bazinga  12/27/2011
Pretty and exotic sounding girls name.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
The attributes and form of Freya lave been influenced by similarity of the name to that of the rival Frigg in the various Germanic languages. Freya "Lady" is derived from the root "for-" (before, foremost, superior, prior), while Frigg (love, affection) is derived from the root "frij-", in most languages surviving with the sense "free" (if you love someone, set them free). However the title "lady", especially in the name of the goddess, has in most languages became similar or coincident with the word "free" (possibly influenced by the sense free-born, noble). Thus OE freo, Dutch vrouw, German frau, Danish/Swedish/Norwegian fru, Icelandic frú lady, mistress, madam (while a housewife works in a house, a hausfrau is the "lady" of the house), and the corresponding freo, frij, frei, fri, frij- free. That the name of Freya's husband Oðr is a variant of Frigg's husband Oðinn (both meaning "possessed" "mad", in A Midsummer Night's Dream, "wood") further indicates that the identities of the two goddesses have been confused.

Freya's putative brother is formally Freyr Yngvi (Ingwe, Ing, or Eng). In the 12th C. Eddas the son of Njorðr, but in the 1st C. Tacitus writes that in their songs Ingwe is one of three fathers of the German peoples, all sons of Mannwe, or Mannuz. His brothers are Istwae (otherwise unidentified) and Herminius, possibly the god Tacitus identifies with Hermes, the later Norse Jǫrmun, OE Eormen, Saxon Irmin who is identified with Odin (the sense of the name implies that Odin originally referred to a prophet or incarnation of Jǫrmun).
thegriffon  5/19/2012
Freya von Moltke (her husband was executed for preparing a coup d'etat against Hitler on 20 July 1944) is a famous name bearer.
elbowin  10/30/2012
Name of the Day: March 6, 2013.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2013
Despite its trendiness in Britain, the name Freya was only given to 180 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
I don't like this name. I pronounce it "Fry-uh" so whenever I see this name it reminds me of a chubby girl who loves to eat donuts and greasy French fries.
pinkiepie238  3/1/2014
A lovely name, just very popular in the UK. Looks like it will stay popular for some time to come.
eoinmcneill  4/16/2014
My sister's name is Freya; that's how we spell it as well. We pronounce it Fray-ah and people love it. A woman who works at our local shop pronounces it Free-ah and it really annoys the family!

I think it is a lovely name over-all, but kind of get why people dislike it. It has a very unique sound to it, but I think the ratings are very accurate and appropriate as it is such a gorgeous name! Thank you :) x.
EllaUnderHerUmbrella  4/22/2014
I'm an aspiring author, and I'm constantly searching for unique names to put into stories. I thought Freya sounded pretty, so I looked it up and was delighted to see that it has such a vibrant meaning/story behind it.
― Anonymous User  10/21/2014
Although Freya was the goddess of war and death (as well as love and beauty) she was much less gruesome than it sounds. In mythology, she claimed the souls of brave warriors, fallen in battle, and brought them to her palace to live in peace. She also brought their wives or lovers so they wouldn't be lonely in heaven. Freya may have been the goddess of war and death, but she was known for her kindness and not for her cruelty.
― Anonymous User  10/21/2014
My name is Freya and it made cry reading the comments some people post. I understand it's your opinion but what if I said I hated your name and it sounds masculine and it's stupid. Just be aware that the mean people here made me cry.
― Anonymous User  3/19/2015
My granddaughter has the name Freya Elizabeth and she is one of the sweetest children I have ever known. She has a thirst for knowledge and she is extremely loving. There is something about this child that no other name would do her justice. When I was first told of the naming choice I was a bit 'really?' but it's perfect.
YaYa  4/15/2015
It seems like every little girl is called Freya nowadays. It would be okay if it wasn't so overused.
IsolationHedge  5/27/2015
My daughter's name and we are in the states, so it's not common and I get lots of people telling me how beautiful it is. Her middle name is Evangeline. Freya fits her to a tee. She is small and dainty, but she is a redhead!
madseasons  6/4/2015
This is a very sweet & pretty name. I wasn't expecting it to mean "lady"! I love the meaning of Freya. Overall, a classy name. (:
― Anonymous User  6/8/2015
I think Freya is absolutely gorgeous! I have yet to meet one.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2015
I knew a Freya in primary school. She was kind, funny, very sweet but a little shy.
Cherryblossom12  8/9/2015
I wanted to call my daughter Freja in honour of the nordic goddess of love, beauty and war so that - in a totally silly way - she'd be looked after by a kick-arse goddess :) BUT wanted to use the Icelandic form of the name; Freyja - the mother wouldn't have it though :(
v4vendetta  8/17/2015
Freya the Ice Queen from the film "The Huntsman: Winter's War".
― Anonymous User  4/18/2016
Freya is my mom's name. She was born in 1939 and her mother found it in an old poem. I've always loved her name, and she's a beautiful woman. Everyone says she looks like the Gabor sisters Eva, and Ava.

She was the only person I'd ever known with the name Freya until recently.
abreeden65  5/15/2016
This name is a beautiful name, it is also my name and I have loved it ever since I knew that it was my name. Freya is the Norse god of love and beauty. She has long browny red hair and green eyes. Surprisingly, so do I!
FreyaFun  5/23/2016
Freya is from norse mythology and my daughter's name. We live in the southern hemisphere and still got so attracted with this name even though it is not popular at all in our place.

She is brave and has long curly hair and even other class teachers know her name because of her uniqueness here!
Freya_south_hems  8/30/2017
Freya is also the genus of a Salticidae or jumping spiders. These spiders' genus were named after fertility goddess Freya of Norse mythology.
TanorFaux  3/6/2018

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