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Also Swedish and Norwegian: https://www.nordicnames.de/wiki/Fred [noted -ed]
I LOVE the name. It's my second FAV name I just LOVE IT SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH.
No one said this but, Fred the MY LEG! Guy from Spongebob.
I used to like Fred, but started to forget about it once the film "Big Hero 6" came out. However, it's still okay as a nickname for Frederick.
In my opinion this name can be really cute and attractive on a certain person, but on other people it just doesn't work.
It makes me think of frogs for a reason I’m not sure about.
Well, Freddie is Eddie's pet frog on Little People.

Also...Fred isn't one of my favorites. It's too nicknamey and bland. Fred reminds me too much of Mister Roger's neighborhood, Scooby Doo, and the Flintsones. Those aren't very bad associations, but still. Frederick is nice, though. Fred would be okay as a nickname for Frederick.
It's kinda cute!
I can only think of Fred from the Flinstones.
Freaky Fred is a character from the cartoon, "Courage the Cowardly Dog". Although not a recurring character, Fred is well-known due to his creepy appearance. :)
I don't particularly like the name Fred. I can't imagine a small child with this name, and it doesn't have good associations for me because the only Freds I have met have been rude, grumpy old men.
Also Estonian: https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_(eesnimi)
Fred is the name of a YouTube ASMRtist (FredsVoice ASMR)
Fredderick Edmund VanVleet Sr., known as Fred, (born February 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, VanVleet scored 22 points with five 3-pointers off the bench in a 114–110 series-clinching win, thus helping the Raptors win their first NBA championship in franchise history.
"Fred" means peace in Swedish.
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Fred who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 306th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Used as a female name in the 1800s and early 1900s, probably as a diminutive for Frederica or Alfreda.
Fred Wright is the name of the man that becomes Diana Barry's husband in Anne of Avonlea, the sequel to Anne of Green Gables.
Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu was an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Shortly after the Imperial Japanese Navy launched its attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which authorized the removal of individuals of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast from their homes and their mandatory imprisonment in internment camps, but Korematsu instead challenged the orders and became a fugitive.
I hate it, reminds me of Fred Durst and a grumpy old man.
Ebenezer Scrooge's nephew (son of his sister Fan), in Charles Dickens' 1843 'A Christmas Carol' and subsequent adaptions.
The name Fred was given to 100 boys born in the US in 2015.
Fred Jones from Scooby-Doo.
Fred and Frederick has far more stigma than it deserves.
Fred certainly is a name in itself and is not necessarily a nickname.
It's nickname, not a name.
The name Fred was given to 104 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
This name strikes me instantly as masculine with a good athletic and academic mix. It is traditional and I think of an All-American type man or boy, a college baseball or football player.
If someone asked me the first person I think of when I hear the name Fred, I would automatically say Fred Jones from Scooby Doo - which isn't necessarily a bad thing! In the tv show, Fred was always good looking and a leader. On the other hand, another Fred kids will think of is Fred Figglehorn, the Youtube character, who is insane.
Can also be a short form of Alfred or Alfredo.
I can't believe that nobody on this comment board has mentioned the greatest dancer of the 20th century FRED ASTAIRE!
I used to like this name. But Fred Phelps ruined it! I hate this name now! No offense to any Freds out there!
Fred Burke was a major character in the later seasons of Angel. She was played by Amy Acker. In this case, 'Fred' was short for 'Winifred'. I thought it was cute, way better than the nickname Winnie.
Fred Figglehorn is the six year old character in the YouTube series, with examples like "Fred on Thanksgiving" and "Fred goes Swimming."
In both English and Dutch, Fred can also be a short form of Alfred.

The name Fred is used in Limburgish as well, where - apart from Frederick - it is often used as a short form for Godfried.
I love this name, mostly because it was Mr. Rogers' first name. Is there any better namesake for a child?
It's an okay name, but I much prefer Freddie as a pet form of Frederick.
Fred Weasley (jr), the son of George Weasley and Angelina Johnson in Harry Potter.
It's old fashioned and kind of plain, but for some reason, I like it.
This name could also be short for Alfred.
A famous bearer was the English TV presenter, and national institution, Fred Dibnah.
I hate this name. It sounds terrible and old. I'm not one for the classics, though.
Fred Mertz, played by William Frawley, was Ricky and Lucy's landlord and best friend in the TV show _I Love Lucy_. His whole name was Fredrick Hobart Edie Mertz.
I'm not a big fan of this name. All I can think of when I hear it is Fred Phelps.
Famous bearer is Fred Savage.
I don't really like it, it's too old-fashioned. It does suit some people though when you look at them.
Fred is the leader of the crew in Scooby Dooby Doo!
In Danish Fred means "peace".
Fred Durst is the lead singer of Limp Bisket.
Fred is the first name of Mr. Rogers.
Fred Flintstone - yabadabadooo!
Not that famous, but Fred and his twin brother George are the major pranksters of the Weasley family in J.K. Rowling's famous series "Harry Potter." They adore playing jokes and breaking rules, and of course they were born on (when else?!) April Fool's Day.

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