Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. FREHD-ee(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Diminutive of Frederick and other names containing the same element. A notable fictional bearer is the horror villain Freddy Krueger from the A Nightmare on Elm Street series of movies, beginning 1984.

Related Names

VariantsFred, Freddie(English) Fred(French) Fred, Freek, Frits, Rik(Dutch)
Feminine FormsFrederica(English) Frédérique(French)
Other Languages & CulturesFrederic(Catalan) Bedřich(Czech) Frederik(Danish) Priidik, Priit(Estonian) Fredrik, Veeti(Finnish) Friedrich, Fiete, Fred, Fritz(German) Friduric(Germanic) Frigyes(Hungarian) Friðrik(Icelandic) Federico, Federigo, Fredo(Italian) Fricis, Frīdrihs(Latvian) Fredrik, Fred(Norwegian) Frederic(Occitan) Friþurīks(Old Germanic) Fryderyk(Polish) Frederico, Fred(Portuguese) Friderik(Slovene) Federico(Spanish) Fredrik, Fred(Swedish)


People think this name is

youthful   informal   common   strong   simple   comedic  

Name Days

Norway: November 14


Entry updated June 9, 2023