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Fred

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345k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fred

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fred
Peace; -- a word used in composition, especially in proper names; as, Al fred; Frederic.

Etymology: AS. frið peace. See Frith inclosure

Wiktionary
  1. A short version of Frederick, Alfred, or Wilfred, also used as a formal male given name.
  2. (military, slang) The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, a military transport aircraft widely used by USAF aircrews.
  3. (cycling, slang, derogatory) A novice cyclist.

Fred was also found in the following language(s): Norwegian and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Fred

Fred Trump was a founder of elizabeth trump & son co., the trump organization, and founder ofelizabeth trump & son co. Fred was given the name Frederick Christ Trump by his parent Frederick Trump on October 11th, 1905 in Woodhaven, New York, U.S. He passed away on June 25th, 1999.

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Fred Astaire was a dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, percussionist, and dance. His career lasted from 1904 to 1981. Fred was given the name Frederick Austerlitz on May 10th, 1899 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. He passed away on June 22nd, 1987.

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Fred Rogers was a television personality, puppeteer, educator, minister, composer, songwriter, author, celebrity, teacher, and minister (christianity). His most notable accomplishments were from 1951 to 2001. Fred was given the name Fred McFeely Rogers on March 20th, 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States. Fred is also known as Mister Rogers and Mr. Rogers. He passed away on February 27th, 2003.

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Fred Armisen is a character comedy and sketch comedy comedian. Fred was given the name Fereydun Robert Armisen on December 4th, 1966 in , U.S.

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Fred Savage is an actor, director, and producer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Fred was given the name Frederick Aaron Savage on July 9th, 1976 in Highland Park, Illinois, U.S.

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Fred Durst is a nu metal and rap metal musician. He plays Vocals. He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Fred was given the name William Frederick Durst on August 20th, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Fred

Fred is a soccer player for the Fluminense FC, América Futebol Clube (MG), Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Olympique Lyonnais, and Brazil national football team. Fred was born on October 3rd, 1983 in Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

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John Fred was a blue-eyed soul, swamp pop, and bubblegum pop musician. He was most prominent from 1956 to 2002. John was given the name John Fred Gourrier on May 8th, 1941 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US. He breathed his last breath on April 14th, 2005.

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Gunnel Fred is an actress. She was most active from 1976 to present. Gunnel was born on August 29th, 1955 in Sweden.

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Dominique Fred is a soccer player for the Amicale F.C., Shepherds United, Vanuatu national under-20 football team, Vanuatu national under-23 football team, and Vanuatu national football team. Dominique was born on October 21st, 1992.

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Lencie was born on March 21st, 1968 in Port Vila.

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Hoyle was born in 1918. He passed away on February 11th, 1994.

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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 6,235 53 6,182 #33 boy name
1919 6,149 57 6,092 #30 boy name
1920 6,345 47 6,298 #33 boy name
1921 6,538 44 6,494 #33 boy name
1922 6,293 47 6,246 #33 boy name
1923 6,356 41 6,315 #33 boy name
1924 6,568 35 6,533 #32 boy name
1925 6,241 36 6,205 #33 boy name
1926 6,495 48 6,447 #31 boy name
1927 6,369 57 6,312 #35 boy name
1928 6,096 64 6,032 #36 boy name
1929 5,912 54 5,858 #34 boy name
1930 6,095 52 6,043 #32 boy name
1931 5,747 42 5,705 #33 boy name
1932 5,547 29 5,518 #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 5,617 31 5,586 #40 boy name
1941 5,642 25 5,617 #43 boy name
1942 6,112 25 6,087 #46 boy name
1943 6,193 24 6,169 #45 boy name
1944 5,593 17 5,576 #47 boy name
1945 5,124 10 5,114 #51 boy name
1946 6,040 28 6,012 #51 boy name
1947 6,401 17 6,384 #56 boy name
1948 5,395 16 5,379 #66 boy name
1949 4,742 14 4,728 #72 boy name
1950 4,212 14 4,198 #84 boy name
1951 4,009 12 3,997 #87 boy name
1952 3,983 19 3,964 #90 boy name
1953 3,794 12 3,782 #92 boy name
1954 3,707 10 3,697 #93 boy name
1955 3,512 15 3,497 #97 boy name
1956 3,585 10 3,575
1957 3,659 20 3,639
1958 3,529 17 3,512
1959 3,588 10 3,578
1960 3,411 14 3,397
1961 3,096 12 3,084
1962 2,871 14 2,857
1963 2,544 15 2,529
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 1,582 12 1,570
1969 1,592 16 1,576
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 804 5 799
1977 757 9 748
1978 700 5 695
1979 617 5 612
1980 592 7 585
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 174 0 174
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 111 0 111
2015 100 0 100
2016 107 0 107

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Popularity of Fred as a first name

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Popularity of Fred as a last name

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Common last names for Fred

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Common first names for Fred

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fred U.S.
  White 49.77% 64.26%
  African American 7.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 8.78% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 29.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fred

People with the last name Fred are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Fred

  • How Popular is the name Fred? Fred is the 199th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fred was the 16,407th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fred have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 344,799 babies born with the first name Fred in the United States. That's more than enough people named Fred to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fred? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,578 new born babies.
  • When was Fred first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fred is Thursday, January 8th, 1818.
  • What year had the most people named Fred born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fred was in 1924 with a total of 6,533 babies. That's a lot of babies named Fred!
  • Random Fred Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Fred ranks 23rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 8 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Fred: 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?
  • How many people have the last name Fred? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,754 people with the last name Fred.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fred? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fred as their last name since less than 1 person in 169k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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