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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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

Borrowing from Old Norse Freyja, from freyja (“lady”), from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ.

  1. (Norse mythology) The goddess of love, fertility, beauty and seiðr, who receives half of those who die in battle in her heavenly abode of Fólkvangr (the other half going to Odin's hall, Valhalla), and whose chariot is drawn by cats.

Freyja was also found in the following language(s): Icelandic, Old Norse, and Portuguese

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1994 5 5 0
1996 5 5 0
1997 5 5 0
1998 5 5 0
1999 7 7 0
2002 8 8 0
2003 11 11 0
2004 11 11 0
2005 14 14 0
2006 12 12 0
2007 22 22 0
2008 27 27 0
2009 33 33 0
2010 30 30 0
2011 45 45 0
2012 48 48 0
2013 80 80 0
2014 109 109 0
2015 140 140 0
2016 182 182 0
2017 222 222 0

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Popularity of Freyja as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Freyja

  • How Popular is the name Freyja? Freyja is the 10,414th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Freyja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,021 babies born with the first name Freyja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Freyja to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Freyja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1994 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Freyja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Freyja is Friday, August 19th, 1904.
  • What year had the most people named Freyja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Freyja was in 2017 with a total of 222 babies.
  • Random Freyja Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Freyja is not a popular baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Freyja: Your name in reverse order is Ajyerf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arejfy. How do you pronounce that?

What Freyjas Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Freyja born Mar 10, 1993

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 Egypt approximately on 1425. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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