Fred

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

1) English and German short form of names containing the name element FRID [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) fred is also the modern Swedish, Danish and Norwegian vocabulary word for 'peace' [1] [2] [4]

Related Names

Fred
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Fredd
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Norwegian Swedish
Fredh Swedish
Freed Swedish

See also:
Female forms: Freda, Fredsine
Variant forms: Fedde, Feeti, Freddy, Fredly, Fredy, Freeti, Reete, Veeti

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Fred
Genitive: Freds
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Fred
Genitive: Fredin
Partitive: Frediä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Fred
Genitive: Freds
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Fred
Genitive: Freds

Name Days

Norway Norway

14 November

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

18 July

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Fred Børre Lundberg (born 25 December 1969), Norwegian Nordic combined skier

Trivia

  • Sweden: In January 1973, 2610 people were named Fred (percentage of first or only given name: 84 %) [8]

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
2200 3887 0 8 2200 3879
Finland Finland[10]
n.a.
502 0 0
n.a.
502
Denmark Denmark[11]
57
n.a.
0
n.a.
57
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
0 68
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[13]
2 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
1697
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1697
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Fred (m) Sources: [9][11][14][10]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Fred (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  7. Riksarkivet/SVAR - Svensk arkivinformation: Sveriges befolkning 1880
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Sture Allén/Staffan Wåhlin: Förnamnsboken (1979)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no