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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. MAN-freht(German, Polish)
MAHN-frət(Dutch)
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements magan "strength" and frid "peace". This is the name of the main character in Lord 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.

Related Names

VariantManfried(German)
DiminutivesFred, Meine, Meino(German) Meine, Meino, Meint(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesMeginfrid, Meino(Ancient Germanic) Meine, Minke(Frisian) Manfredi, Manfredo(Italian)

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classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious   nerdy  
France: January 28
Poland: October 4
Sweden: October 12

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