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Fred

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How popular is the baby name Fred in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,578 9 1,569 #15 boy name
1881 1,427 9 1,418 #15 boy name
1882 1,650 9 1,641 #15 boy name
1883 1,512 10 1,502 #15 boy name
1884 1,648 10 1,638 #15 boy name
1885 1,570 8 1,562 #14 boy name
1886 1,608 9 1,599 #15 boy name
1887 1,465 11 1,454 #15 boy name
1888 1,680 15 1,665 #15 boy name
1889 1,568 14 1,554 #15 boy name
1890 1,520 14 1,506 #15 boy name
1891 1,375 13 1,362 #15 boy name
1892 1,641 13 1,628 #15 boy name
1893 1,502 9 1,493 #15 boy name
1894 1,485 10 1,475 #15 boy name
1895 1,498 15 1,483 #15 boy name
1896 1,408 15 1,393 #16 boy name
1897 1,315 14 1,301 #16 boy name
1898 1,459 12 1,447 #15 boy name
1899 1,192 10 1,182 #16 boy name
1900 1,660 14 1,646 #17 boy name
1901 1,147 14 1,133 #18 boy name
1902 1,295 9 1,286 #18 boy name
1903 1,211 7 1,204 #18 boy name
1904 1,234 11 1,223 #18 boy name
1905 1,289 5 1,284 #18 boy name
1906 1,201 8 1,193 #20 boy name
1907 1,380 9 1,371 #19 boy name
1908 1,390 9 1,381 #21 boy name
1909 1,362 7 1,355 #22 boy name
1910 1,595 8 1,587 #22 boy name
1911 1,824 16 1,808 #22 boy name
1912 3,115 12 3,103 #26 boy name
1913 3,643 19 3,624 #27 boy name
1914 4,472 31 4,441 #28 boy name
1915 5,816 38 5,778 #26 boy name
1916 5,783 38 5,745 #29 boy name
1917 6,032 46 5,986 #29 boy name
1918 6,233 53 6,180 #33 boy name
1919 6,150 57 6,093 #30 boy name
1920 6,347 47 6,300 #33 boy name
1921 6,536 44 6,492 #33 boy name
1922 6,294 47 6,247 #33 boy name
1923 6,355 41 6,314 #33 boy name
1924 6,570 35 6,535 #32 boy name
1925 6,239 36 6,203 #33 boy name
1926 6,495 48 6,447 #31 boy name
1927 6,369 57 6,312 #35 boy name
1928 6,097 64 6,033 #36 boy name
1929 5,910 54 5,856 #34 boy name
1930 6,097 52 6,045 #32 boy name
1931 5,747 42 5,705 #33 boy name
1932 5,545 29 5,516 #33 boy name
1933 5,318 36 5,282 #34 boy name
1934 5,492 30 5,462 #33 boy name
1935 5,523 32 5,491 #34 boy name
1936 5,635 33 5,602 #36 boy name
1937 5,765 26 5,739 #35 boy name
1938 5,796 29 5,767 #38 boy name
1939 5,558 23 5,535 #40 boy name
1940 5,616 31 5,585 #40 boy name
1941 5,641 25 5,616 #43 boy name
1942 6,112 25 6,087 #46 boy name
1943 6,192 24 6,168 #45 boy name
1944 5,593 17 5,576 #47 boy name
1945 5,125 10 5,115 #51 boy name
1946 6,040 28 6,012 #51 boy name
1947 6,400 17 6,383 #56 boy name
1948 5,395 16 5,379 #66 boy name
1949 4,739 14 4,725 #72 boy name
1950 4,212 14 4,198 #84 boy name
1951 4,008 12 3,996 #87 boy name
1952 3,984 19 3,965 #90 boy name
1953 3,793 12 3,781 #92 boy name
1954 3,703 10 3,693 #93 boy name
1955 3,514 15 3,499 #97 boy name
1956 3,583 10 3,573
1957 3,658 20 3,638
1958 3,531 17 3,514
1959 3,587 10 3,577
1960 3,411 14 3,397
1961 3,096 12 3,084
1962 2,871 14 2,857
1963 2,546 15 2,531
1964 2,472 8 2,464
1965 2,159 6 2,153
1966 1,887 8 1,879
1967 1,708 18 1,690
1968 1,583 12 1,571
1969 1,591 16 1,575
1970 1,512 7 1,505
1971 1,293 13 1,280
1972 1,047 6 1,041
1973 1,035 13 1,022
1974 896 6 890
1975 845 5 840
1976 805 5 800
1977 757 9 748
1978 700 5 695
1979 617 5 612
1980 591 7 584
1981 590 8 582
1982 559 6 553
1983 547 0 547
1984 463 14 449
1985 463 0 463
1986 442 0 442
1987 380 0 380
1988 392 0 392
1989 422 6 416
1990 384 0 384
1991 368 0 368
1992 316 0 316
1993 313 0 313
1994 255 0 255
1995 244 0 244
1996 255 0 255
1997 221 0 221
1998 216 0 216
1999 200 0 200
2000 157 0 157
2001 182 0 182
2002 186 0 186
2003 151 0 151
2004 161 0 161
2005 147 0 147
2006 173 0 173
2007 143 0 143
2008 133 0 133
2009 121 0 121
2010 106 0 106
2011 105 0 105
2012 104 0 104
2013 101 0 101
2014 110 0 110
2015 100 0 100

Want to know about the popularity of the Fred baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 344,679 babies born with the name Fred in the United States. That's more than enough Freds to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,578 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Fred" was in 1924 with a total of 6,535 babies. (That's a lot of baby Freds)

According to the 1930 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Fred" ranks #18 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 7 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1930. Across the entire United States a total of 6,097 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Fred popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Fred" mean? The list below shows the origins of Fred as well as things modernly associated with the name Fred such as celebrities named Fred.

Origin and Meaning of Fred

The name "Fred" is of English origin, and it means "Peace Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Fred Savage

Fred Savage is an actor, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Fred was born in 1976 as Fredrick Aaron Savage in Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.

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Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire is an actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1904 to 1981. Fred was born in 1899 as Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

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Fred Durst

Fred Durst is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Fred was born in 1971 as William Frederick Durst in Gastonia, North Carolina, U.S.

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Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to present. Fred was born in 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, U.S.

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Fred Gwynne

Fred Gwynne is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1951 to 1992. Fred was born in 1926 as Frederick Hubbard Gwynne in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Fred Meyers

Fred Meyers is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to 2007. Fred was born in 1983 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Fred

Fred Hoiberg
Fred Meyer
Fred Pryor
Fred Rogers
Fred Thompson
Fred Upton

Alternative Meanings

F is for funny, humor suits you!

R is for rational, the way you think.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Derf". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Refd". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Fred born May 18, 1954

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mongolia approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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