Names Starting with F

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FREYA f Norse Mythology, English (British, Modern), German
From Old Norse Freyja meaning "lady". This was the name of the goddess of love, beauty, war and death in Norse mythology. She claimed half of the heroes who were slain in battle and brought them to her realm of Fólkvangr. Along with her brother Freyr and father Njord, she was one of the Vanir (as opposed to the Æsir). Some scholars connect her with the goddess Frigg.... [more]
FREYDE f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish פֿרייד (freid) meaning "joy".
FREYJA f Icelandic, Norse Mythology
Icelandic and Old Norse form of FREYA.
FREYR m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "lord" in Old Norse. This was the name of a Norse god. He may have originally been called Yngvi, with the name Freyr being his title. Freyr presided over fertility, sunlight and rain, and was the husband of the frost giantess Gerd. With his twin sister Freya and father Njord he was one of the group of deities called the Vanir.
FRICIS m Latvian
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRIDA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name, originally a short form of other feminine names containing the Germanic element frid meaning "peace". This is also the Scandinavian equivalent, from the Old Norse cognate Fríða. A famous bearer was Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954).
FRIDENOT m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and not "need".
FRIDERIK m Slovene
Slovene form of FREDERICK.
FRIDESWIDE f History
Modern form of the Old English name Friðuswiþ, formed of the elements friþ "peace" and swiþ "strong". Saint Frideswide was an 8th-century English princess who became a nun. She is credited with establishing Christ Church in Oxford.
FRĪDRIHS m Latvian
Latvian form of FREDERICK.
FRIDUHELM m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHELM.
FRIDUMAN m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDEMANN.
FRIDUMAR m Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and mari "famous".
FRIDURIC m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FREDERICK.
FRIDWALD m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FRIEDHOLD.
FRIEDA f German, English
Variant of FRIDA.
FRIEDE f German
Short form of names containing the element fried, derived from the Germanic element frid meaning "peace".
FRIEDEMANN m German
Means "man of peace" from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and man "man".
FRIEDERIKE f German
German feminine form of FREDERICK.
FRIEDHELM m German
Derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and helm "helmet, protection".
FRIEDHOLD m German (Rare)
Means "peaceful ruler", derived from the Germanic elements frid "peace" and wald "rule".
FRIEDRICH m German
German form of FREDERICK. This was the name of kings of Germany. The socialist Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) and the philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) are two famous bearers of this name.
FRIGE f Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Anglo-Saxon cognate of FRIGG.
FRIGG f Norse Mythology
Means "beloved" in Old Norse, ultimately derived from Indo-European *pri "to love". In Norse mythology she was the goddess of the earth, air and fertility, and the wife of Odin. Some scholars believe that she and the goddess Freya share a common origin.
FRIGIDIANUS m Late Roman
Original Latin form of FREDIANO.
FRIGYES m Hungarian
Hungarian form of FREDERICK.
FRISO m Frisian
Refers to a member of the ethnic group, the Frisians, a Germanic tribe of northwest Europe. Friesland in the Netherlands is named for them.
FRÍÐA f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse cognate of FRIDA, also in part derived from Old Norse fríðr meaning "beautiful, beloved".
FRIÐRIK m Icelandic
Icelandic form of FREDERICK.
FRIÐRIKA f Icelandic
Icelandic form of FREDERICA.
FRIÐUSWIÞ f Anglo-Saxon
Old English form of FRIDESWIDE.
FRITJOF m Swedish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Friðþjófr meaning "thief of peace", derived from the elements friðr "peace" and þjófr "thief".
FRITS m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of FREDERIK.
FRITZ m German
German diminutive of FRIEDRICH.
FRITZI f German
German diminutive of FRIEDERIKE.
FRODE m Danish, Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Fróði, which was derived from fróðr meaning "learned, wise".
FRODO m Literature
Derived from the Germanic element frod meaning "wise". This was the name of the hobbit hero in The Lord of the Rings (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, who used Old English to translate some hobbit names (Frodo's real name was Maura). In the novel Frodo Baggins was the bearer of the One Ring on the quest to destroy it in Mount Doom.
FRONA f English
Diminutive of SOPHRONIA.
FROSINA f Macedonian
Macedonian form of EUPHROSYNE.
FRÓÐI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of FRODE.
FRØYA f Norwegian
Norwegian form of FREYA.
FRUMA f Yiddish
From Yiddish פֿרום (frum) meaning "pious". This is the name of a character (appearing as a ghost) in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964).
FRUZSINA f Hungarian
Diminutive of Eufrozina, the Hungarian form of EUPHROSYNE.
FRYDERYK m Polish
Polish form of FREDERICK.
FRYDERYKA f Polish
Polish feminine form of FREDERICK.
FU m & f Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "abundant, rich, wealthy", () meaning "hibiscus, lotus" or () meaning "begin, man, father", in addition to other characters with a similar pronunciation. A famous bearer was the 8th-century Tang dynasty poet Du Fu, whose given name was .
FUAD m Arabic
Derived from Arabic فؤاد (fu'ad) meaning "heart".
FUAT m Turkish
Turkish form of FUAD.
FŪJIN m Japanese Mythology
From Japanese () meaning "wind" and (jin) meaning "god, spirit". This is the name of the Japanese wind god, who carries the wind in a bag over his shoulders.
FULBERT m French, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic elements fulc "people" and beraht "bright". Saint Fulbert was an 11th-century bishop of Chartres.
FULCO m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of FULK.
FULGENCIO m Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Fulgentius, which meant "shining" from Latin fulgens. Saint Fulgentius was a 6th-century bishop from Tunisia who was a friend of Saint Augustine.
FULGENZIO m Italian
Italian form of Fulgentius (see FULGENCIO).
FULK m English (Archaic)
From the Germanic name Fulco, a short form of various names beginning with the element fulc "people". The Normans brought this name to England, though it is now very rare.
FÜLÖP m Hungarian
Hungarian form of PHILIP.
FULTON m English
From a surname that was derived from the name of the town of Foulden in Norfolk, itself meaning "bird hill" in Old English.
FULVIA f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
FÚLVIO m Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese form of Fulvius (see FULVIO).
FULVIO m Italian
Italian form of the Roman family name Fulvius, which was derived from Latin fulvus "yellow, tawny".
FULVIUS m Ancient Roman
Latin form of FULVIO.
FUMNANYA f & m Western African, Igbo
Means "love me" in Igbo.
FUNANYA f Western African, Igbo
Means "love" in Igbo.
FUNDA f Turkish
Means "heather" in Turkish.
FUNGAI m & f Southern African, Shona
Means "think" in Shona.
FUNS m Dutch, Limburgish
Short form of ALFONS.
FUNSKE m Dutch, Limburgish
Diminutive of ALFONS.
FURAHA f Eastern African, Swahili
Means "joy, happiness" in Swahili.
FURKAN m Turkish
Turkish form of FURQAN.
FURQAN m Arabic, Urdu
Means "criterion between right and wrong" or "proof" in Arabic. This is the name of the 25th chapter (surah al-Furqan) of the Quran.
FUSUN f Turkish
Means "charm" in Turkish.
FUYUKO f Japanese
From Japanese (fuyu) meaning "winter" and (ko) meaning "child", as well as other combinations of kanji.
FYFE m Scottish
Variant of FIFE.
FYODOR m Russian
Russian form of THEODORE. It was borne by three tsars of Russia. Another notable bearer was Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881), the Russian author of such works as Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.
FYOKLA f Russian (Rare)
Russian form of THEKLA.
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