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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Frei

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Alt. Meaning

F is for finesse, an enviable trait.

R is for rich, in the love from others

E is for expert, in your chosen career

I is for intense, your zest of living.

Notable Persons Named Frei

Frei Otto was an architect. Frei was born on May 31st, 1925 in Siegmar, Germany. He died on March 9th, 2015.


Frei Betto is a dominican friar, priest, scholar, dominican order, priesthood (catholic church), and priestand scholar. Frei was given the name Carlos Alberto Libânio Christo on August 25th, 1944 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.


Frei was born on August 20th, 1779. He left this life on January 13th, 1825.


Frei Tito was a catholic church, friar, and roman catholicfriar. Frei was given the name Tito de Alencar Lima on September 14th, 1945 in Fortaleza. He died on August 10th, 1974.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Frei

Alexander Frei is a soccer player for the FC Basel, FC Thun, FC Luzern, Servette FC, Stade Rennais F.C., Borussia Dortmund, Switzerland national under-19 football team, and Switzerland national under-21 football team. Alexander was born on July 15th, 1979 in Basel.


Fabian Frei is a soccer player for the FSV Mainz 05, FC Frauenfeld, FC Winterthur, FC Basel, FC St. Gallen, Switzerland national under-16 football team, and Switzerland national under-17 football team. Fabian was born on January 8th, 1989 in Frauenfeld.


Stefan Frei is a soccer player for the Seattle Sounders FC, California Golden Bears, San Francisco Seals (soccer), San Jose Frogs, Toronto FC, and Switzerland national football team. Stefan was born on April 20th, 1986 in Altstätten, Switzerland.


Kerim Frei is a soccer player for the Beşiktaş J.K., Grasshopper Club Zürich, Fulham F.C., Cardiff City F.C., and Switzerland national under-19 football team. Kerim was born on November 19th, 1993 in Feldkirch, Vorarlberg.


Sami Frey is an actor. He has been prominent since 1960. Sami was given the name Samuel Frei on October 13th, 1937 in Paris.


Matthias Frei is a journalist, newsreader, news anchor, and author. Matthias was born Matthias Frei on November 26th, 1963 in Essen.


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Popularity of Frei as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Frei U.S.
  White 94.38% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.98% 16.26%

Of Last Name Frei

People with the last name Frei are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Frei

  • How Popular is the name Frei? As a last name Frei was the 12,757th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Frei first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Frei is Sunday, December 29th, 1912.
  • How unique is the name Frei? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Frei. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Frei: Your name in reverse order is Ierf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Efri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Frei? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,419 people with the last name Frei.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Frei? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Frei as their last name since less than 1 person in 122k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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