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PronouncedPron.MAN-fret GermanPolish
MAHN-frət Dutch

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in Byron's drama 'Manfred' (1817). This name was also borne by Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918), the German pilot in World War I who was known as the Red Baron.
VariantManfried German
DiminutivesFred, Meine, Meino German Meine, Meino, Meint Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesMeginfrid, Meino Ancient Germanic Meine, Minke Frisian Manfredo Italian


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Entry updated July 2, 2017   Contribute