Freya

First Name
6k
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Freya mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Freya

"Freya" is a name of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Goddess of Love, Fertility and Beauty". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Frey"a
The daughter of Nj├Ârd, and goddess of love and beauty; the Scandinavian Venus; -- in Teutonic myths confounded with Frigga, but in Scandinavian, distinct.

Etymology: Icel. Freyja

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Norse mythology) goddess of love and fecundity; daughter of Njorth and sister of Frey
Wiktionary

Scottish form of Old Norse Freyja (“mistress, lady”).

  1. Alternative form of Freyja
  2. A female given name of mostly British usage.

Freya was also found in the following language(s): German and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Freya

Freya Mavor is an actress and model. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Freya was born on August 13th, 1993 in Glasgow.

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Freya is a Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office. Their ongoing career started in 2012. Freya was born in England.

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Freya Tingley is an actress. She has been prominent since 2008. Freya was born on March 26th, 1994 in Australia.

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Freya Stark was an explorer and travel writer. Freya was born on January 31st, 1893. She passed away on May 9th, 1993.

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Freya Wilson is an actress. Her career lasted from 2010 to 2010. Freya was born on November 28th, 1998.

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Freya Stafford is an actress. Freya was born Freya Stafford on January 21st, 1977 in Hobart.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Freya

Freya is a Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office. Their ongoing career started in 2012. Freya was born in England.

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Jo was born on December 4th, 1960.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1931 5 5 0
1939 8 8 0
1940 27 27 0
1941 31 31 0
1942 30 30 0
1943 13 13 0
1944 10 10 0
1945 14 14 0
1946 9 9 0
1947 19 19 0
1948 8 8 0
1949 5 5 0
1950 7 7 0
1951 11 11 0
1953 7 7 0
1954 7 7 0
1956 8 8 0
1957 10 10 0
1958 12 12 0
1959 8 8 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 8 8 0
1965 6 6 0
1966 7 7 0
1967 7 7 0
1968 10 10 0
1969 11 11 0
1970 9 9 0
1971 7 7 0
1972 18 18 0
1973 10 10 0
1974 16 16 0
1975 21 21 0
1976 11 11 0
1977 11 11 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 15 15 0
1980 17 17 0
1981 17 17 0
1982 14 14 0
1983 7 7 0
1984 9 9 0
1985 14 14 0
1986 10 10 0
1987 17 17 0
1988 14 14 0
1990 9 9 0
1991 19 19 0
1992 20 20 0
1993 12 12 0
1994 15 15 0
1995 23 23 0
1996 20 20 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 21 21 0
1999 25 25 0
2000 34 34 0
2001 49 49 0
2002 45 45 0
2003 57 57 0
2004 61 61 0
2005 67 67 0
2006 97 97 0
2007 110 110 0
2008 127 127 0
2009 125 125 0
2010 165 165 0
2011 207 207 0
2012 182 182 0
2013 281 281 0
2014 516 516 0
2015 767 767 0
2016 995 995 0
2017 1,069 1,069 0

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Popularity of Freya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Freya

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  • How Popular is the name Freya? Freya is the 3,480th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Freya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,686 babies born with the first name Freya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Freya to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Freya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1931 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Freya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Freya is Tuesday, December 26th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Freya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Freya was in 2017 with a total of 1,069 babies. That's a lot of babies named Freya!
  • Random Freya Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Freya ranks 94th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 11 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Freya: Your name in reverse order is Ayerf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raeyf. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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